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From the Philosophical Trtmssctiom, Vol, clvi, p. 31.) IN his researches upon lactic acid Wurtz* contends with considerable force for the dibasicity of this acid, supporting his view by the transformation of monobasic into &basic lactic ether by the consecutive action of sodium and ethylic iodide, as expressed in the followiiig equations : * Ann. Ch. Phys. lix, 161. analysis, it yielded the following results : -92075 grm. gave 05594 grm. carbonic anhydride and 02313 grm. These numbers agreedoi:10.1039/js8661900395 fatcat:s2mca53hyre35ibywoagn22kdq