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THE SPECIFICITY OF THE XANTHYDROLPYRIDINE REACTION FOR 2, 2 BIS (p-CHLOROPHENYL) 1,1,1 TRICHLOROETHANE (DDT)

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Science  21 Sep 1945:
Vol. 102, Issue 2647, pp. 304-305
DOI: 10.1126/science.102.2647.304

Abstract

The Stiff and Castillo colorimetric test for DDT was extended to eighteen analogues and derivatives of DDT. The absorption maxima and extinction coefficients of the colored reactions were also obtained. The test is not specific for DDT. Of the compounds tested, the reaction was given by those having the structure > CHCX3 or > C=CX2.