His researches on sebacic acid (1802) and on bile (1807), and his discovery of peroxide of hydrogen (1818) also deserve mention.
Zelinsky (Ber., 1907, 40, p. 780) cyclononanone, C 9 H 16 O, a liquid boiling at 95-97° C., is formed on distilling sebacic acid with lime, and from this, by reduction to the corresponding secondary alcohol, conversion of the latter into the iodide, and subsequent reduction of this with zinc, cyclo-nonane, C 9 H 18, a liquid boiling at 170-172° C. is obtained.
It is also obtained when sebacic, stearic and oleic acids are oxidized with nitric acid.
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