||Morphological Identification of Some Organic Acids as the Sodium Salts.
Havli, Bernice R. ;
Marshal, Lawrence M. ;
Lodge, J, James P. ;
||Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
( Aliphatic acids ;
Crystal growth) ;
Organic salts ;
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In a previous investigation of the characterization of organic acids by quantitative microdiffusion it was observed that a number of the acids gave large characteristic crystals of the sodium salts as a result of the diffusion process. These crystals can serve to confirm the identity of the diffusing acid, as well as provide, by their speed of formation, a rough index of the diffusion rate. The technique may also be used to prepare large crystals of the sodium salts of the acids. The report very briefly discusses results from a study of the diffusion of aliphatic organic acids in sodium hydroxide pellets.