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Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 307-313

Published online 2012-11-10


Rules for abbreviation of protecting groups (IUPAC Technical Report)

Margaret A. Brimble1*, David StC. Black2, Richard Hartshorn3, Amélia P. Rauter4, Chin-Kang Sha5 and Leiv K. Sydnes6

1 School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2 School of Chemistry, The University of New South Wales, Australia
3 Department of Chemistry, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
4 Departamento de Química e Bioquímica Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
5 Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
6 Department of Chemistry, University of Bergen, Norway

Abstract: With the goal of presenting information in the scientific literature clearly and unambiguously, a set of rules for the abbreviation of protecting groups has been developed. It is based on principles designed to be as descriptive and systematic as possible, but also sufficiently pragmatic and flexible so as to accommodate the most important current abbreviations.