Volume 14, the first of this 20 volume series to be published, was reviewed in The Journal, Aug. 23, 1947, page 1515. A general description of the purpose and plan of the proposed series appeared in this review.
Volume 13 covers the chemical and physical properties, occurrence, synthesis and preparation, purification and reactions of the tricyclic organic compounds. Fluorene, acenaphthene, anthracene, phenanthrene and their ketone, alcohol and quinone structures and numerous derivatives are considered in detail. The rest of this book is concerned with lesser known tricyclic compounds.