Terpenoid Precursors of Hydrocarbons from the Gasoline Range of Petroleum

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Science  09 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3754, pp. 1339-1341
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3754.1339


2,6-Dimethyloctane and 2-methyl-3-ethylheptane were isolated from petroleum. These hydrocarbons which are present in relatively large amounts appear to be derived from the monoterpenoids.