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Potato Research

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 96–101 | Cite as

The production of growth-suppressing volatile substances by stored potato tubers

  • W. G. Burton
  • D. F. Meigh
Short Communication

Summary

The sprout-suppressing constituent(s) of the volatiles may be removed by a solution of silver sulphate in 96% H2SO4 or by aqueous solutions of mercuric acetate or chloride. but not by 96% H2SO4 alone, suggesting that they may be olefinic, ethereal and/or sulphur-containing. Ethylene may be produced in very small quantities, insufficient to be an active olefinic constituent.

Keywords

Sulphate Acetate Ethylene Chloride Aqueous Solution 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Burton
    • 1
  • D. F. Meigh
    • 1
  1. 1.ARC Food Research InstituteNorwich

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