- Tijdschrift , American Journal of Science, Journal, , 1:28:361, 1835, M, Hermann, On a substance called inflammable snow: This substance fell from the sky on the 11th April, 1832, 13 werstes from the town of Wolokalamsk, and covered to the thickness of 1 to 2 inches a space of 8 to 10 sqaure rultres. It was of a wine yellow, transparant, soft, and smelling like rancid oil. Its sp. gr. was 1.1. It melted in a close vessel, and yielded the common products of vegetable substances, leaving a brilliant charcoal. It burnt with a blue flame, without smoke. It is insoluble in cold water, but melts in boiling water, ant then swims on the fluid. Boiling alcohol dissolves it. It dissloves also in carbonate of soda, and the acids separate from the solution a yellow viscous substance, soluble in cold alcohol, and which contains a peculiar acid.
The analysis, by oxid of copper, gave
which correspondents to the formula 10CH plus 40H. I gave it the name of d'ral elaine, which signifies sky oil
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