What is it about?
WH Perkins method of mauveine synthesis patented in 1856 gives mauveine rich in mauveine A, B2, B and C but his museum stored mauveine is rich in only mauveine A and B! We developed a way to make the museum stored mauveine which raises the question as to wether this is Perkins original, uncovered method.
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Why is it important?
This is historical chemistry understanding methods of the past which were not fully understood at the time. All knowledge can have a value as well as being interesting. The Victorians were also excellent scientists and engineers.
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This page is a summary of: Synthesis and Analysis by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry of a Mauveine Composition Similar to Museum-Stored Mauveine, Journal of Chemical Research, December 2018, SAGE Publications,
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