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Basic Terminology of Stereochemistry


(IUPAC Recommendations 1996)

http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/stereo/

Prepared for publication by: G. P. Moss.

Composition of the Joint Working Party (1981-1994): O. Achmatowicz, H. A. Favre, P. M. Giles, Jr., M. M. Mikolajczyk , G. P. Moss (Convenor), J. C. Richer, D. Tavernier, O. Weissbach (Secretary) (from Commission III.1); D. H. Busch (from Commission II.2); P. P. I. Ahlberg, V. Gold [deceased] (Convenor), E. A. Halevi, G. Illuminati [deceased], J. March, M. Oki, K. Schwetlick (from Commission III.2); G. Allegra, P. Sigwalt (from Commission IV.1); J. E. Blackwood (Chemical Abstracts Service), J. Siegel (University of California, San Diego).

World Wide Web version Prepared by G. P. Moss

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The definitions used in this glossary are identical to those in the published document, see G.P. Moss Pure and Applied Chemistry, 68, 2193-2222 (1996) [Copyright IUPAC; reproduced with the permission of IUPAC]. If you use any of these definitions please cite this reference as their source. In setting up the World Wide Web version some errors have been detected. The changes have been marked by error details which is a link to details of the change and where it applies. A PDF (1801 kB) of the printed version is available.

See also R Panico, J-C Richer and J Rigaudy, 'Glossaire de Steréochimie' in Nomenclature et Terminologie in Chimie Organique. Classes fonctionelles. Steréochimie. reprinted from Techniques de l'Ingénieur, Paris, 1996, 78-95 (K240, 1-18 in encyclopaedia). (in French).

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This glossary is organised into the following sections:

Contents
Introduction and Graphic Representations
Entries beginning with A
Entries beginning with B and C
Entries beginning with D and E
Entries beginning with F to M
Entries beginning with N to Q
Entries beginning with R and S
Entries beginning with T to Z


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