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General Refikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C19H31COOH
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 304.47 gm
   Hydrogen  10.59 %  H
   Carbon    78.90 %  C
   Oxygen    10.51 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C20H32O2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in lignite as crystals in the roots of a fossil spruce.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
Help on Locality: Locality: Montorio, near Feramo, Abruzze Mountains, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Refik Bey (-1865), Turkish journalist, for his interest in the sciences.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Refikite Say REFIKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: delta13 dihydor d pimaric acid