Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Backfile Collections

Wiley has digitalized old journals, going back to 1832 calling them the Backfile Collections. You can read journals like Liebigs Annalen, Chemische Berichte etc (yeah I need a german dictionary).

I really like to read these things. Questionable and unhealthy synthetic procedures together with weird topics, I love it despite the german language.

I found this great example of hardcore science: Journal für Praktische Chemie, 1834, 1, 1, 127

Translation : How to treat your rifle with acid to give it a protective coating by oxidation.

I am unfortunately not allowed to carry firearms in lab, outside neither.

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