Prepared for publication by: G. P. Moss, P. A. S. Smith, D. Tavernier.
Composition of the Joint Working Party (1980-1994): H. J. T. Bos, A. J. Boulton, E. W. Godly, P. Grünanger, A. D. McNaught, G. P. Moss, R. Panico, J. Rigaudy, P. A. S. Smith (Convenor), J. H. Stocker, D. Tavernier, (from Commission III.1); R. A. Y. Jones, J. March, J. M. McBride, P. Müller (Convenor) (from Commission III.2).
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The definitions used in this glossary are identical to those in the published document, see G.P. Moss, P.A.S. Smith and D. Tavernier, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 67, 1307-1375 (1995) [Copyright IUPAC; reproduced with the permission of IUPAC]. If you use any of these definitions please cite this reference as their source. A PDF (3760 kB) of the printed version is available.
See also R Panico, J-C Richer and J Rigaudy, 'Noms de classes fonctionelles des composés organiques' in Nomenclature et Terminologie in Chimie Organique. Classes fonctionelles. Steréochimie. reprinted from Techniques de l'Ingénieur, Paris, 1996, 38-77 (K230, 1-40 in encyclopaedia). (in French).
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As well as an Introduction all class names included are listed alphabetically in the following files: A; B; C; D,E; F,G; H; I; K,L; M; N; O; P; Q,R; S; T; U-Z. Each class name then leads to a file of definitions of class names of related substances. These in turn may lead to other files from cross-references. Related classes are grouped together under the following headings.