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Reference numberEC/1899/05
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TitleFenton, Henry John Horstman: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationAuthor of several papers on the action of hypochlorites and hypobromites on urea and other nitrogen compounds. Has made the remarkable discovery that hydrogen peroxide, although inactive alone, in presence of an iron salt, at once oxidises tartaric and other similiar acids, carbohydrates, &c, giving rise to very characteristic products - a discovery of special importance in connection with plant metabolism, which he has elaborated with particular skill and thoroughness. His results are described in the following papers: - 'Oxidation of Tartaric Acid in Presence of Iron' (Trans Chem Soc, 1894); 'A New Method of obtaining Dihydroxytartaric Acid, and the use of this Acid as a Reagent for Sodium' (ibid, 1895); 'New Formation of Glycollic Aldehyde' (ibid); 'The Constitution of a New Dibasic Acid resulting from the Oxidation of Tartaric Acid' (ibid, 1896); 'A New Synthesis in the Sugar Group' (ibid, 1897); 'Properties and Relationships of Dihydroxytartaric Acid,' I and II, (ibid, 1898); 'The Oxidation of Polyhydric Alcohols in presence of Iron' (ibid, 1899).
ProposersH E Armstrong; H T Brown; W A Tilden; W P Wynne; T E Thorpe; R Meldola; W R Dunstan; C E Groves; A Scott; G D Liveing; C T Heycock
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Fenton, Henry John Horstman: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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