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 1686.    KAWAI, S.  Manufacture of Fatty Acids by the Oxidation of Paraffin.  VI.  Treatment of Paraffin with Aqueous Alcohol and Its Influence on Oxidation.  Jour. Soc. Chem. Ind. (Japan), vol. 45, 1942, pp. 834-836; Chem. Abs., vol. 43, 1949, p. 9029.

        Shale-oil paraffin was soluble in 95% alcohol to the extent of 2.6%.  The iodine value of the alcohol-soluble portion was greater than that of the original paraffin.  When the paraffin was distilled, the solubilities in 95% alcohol and iodine values of the lower boiling fractions were greater than those of the higher fractions.  The oxidation velocity of paraffins, from which the alcohol-soluble portion was removed, was greater than that of untreated paraffins.