Title: Nomenclature of phosphorus-containing
compounds of biochemical importance
Barnes, H. Berman,
S. Boyce, A.
McNaught, G. Moss,
and S. Shears
To update and clarify recommendations for naming phosphorus-containing
compounds of biochemical importance.
Existing recommendations, available at www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/misc/phospho.html
have not been revised since 1976. They are obscurely written. Although
their tables employ a useful symbolism, the symbols are not defined
in the document. Knowledge of many classes of phosphorus-containing
compounds, e.g. inositol phosphates, has developed out of recognition
since 1976. We believe that it would be helpful to redraft the recommendations
(1) more clearly, (2) defining the symbols used, and (3) using as
examples compounds that feature widely in biochemistry.
Last update: 7 June 2006
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