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Properties of Organic Compounds: Abbreviations

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A

a specific rotation
ABBIA Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
abs absolute
ac acid
Ac acetyl
AC Analytical Chemistry
ace acetone
aceD6 acetone-d6
aceF6 hexafluoroacetone
AcOEt ethyl acetate
Ac2O acetic anhydride
ACSAA Acta Chemica Scandinavica
al alcohol (ethanol)
ALD The Aldrich Handbook of Organic Chemicals and Biochemicals, Aldrich Chemical Co., Inc., New York; Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra; Aldrich Chemical Co., Milwaukee, WI
ALDN Aldermaston, Eight Peak Index of Mass Spectra, U.K.
alk alkali
Am amyl (pentyl)
AmOH amyl alcohol
amor amorphous
AMS Archives of Mass Spectral Data, John Wiley & Sons, New York
ANCPA Annales de Chimie (Paris)
anh anhydrous
API American Petroleum Institute spectral collection
aq aqueous
ARKEA Arkiv foer Kemi

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B

BCSJA Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
BIJOA Biochemical Journal
bipym bipyramidal
bl blue
blk black
bp boiling point
BPSMA Bulletin de lÂ’Academie Polonaise des Sciences
br brown
BSCFA Bulletin de la Societe Chimique de France
bt bright
Bu butyl
BuOH 1-butanol
bz benzene

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C

ca approximately
CAS Chemical Abstracts Service
CCCCA Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communities
cello cellosolve
CHBEA Chemische Berichte
CHINA Chemistry and Industry
chl chloroform
CJCHA Canadian Journal of Chemistry
co columns
COB Coblentz Society spectral collection
col colorless
con, conc concentrated
COREA Comptes Rendus Hebdomaires des Seances de lÂ’Academie des Sciences
cry crystals
ctc carbon tetrachloride
cw continuous wave
cy, cyhex cyclohexane
cyD12 cyclohexane-d12

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D

D debye unit
D sodium D line at 589 nm
DANKA Doklady Akademii Nauk S.S.S.R.
dec decomposes
DFB Dollish et al., Characteristic Raman Frequencies of Organic Compounds, John Wiley & Sons, New York
dil dilute
diox dioxane
dk dark
dlq deliquescent
DMF dimethylformamide
DMFD6 dimethylformamide-d6
DMSO dimethyl sulfoxide

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E

efl efflorescent
Et ethyl
eth diethyl ether
EtOH ethanol
Et2O diethyl ether
exp explodes

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F

fl flakes
flr fluorescent
FO Friedel and Orchen, UltraViolet Spectra of Aromatic Compounds, John Wiley & Sons, New York
FT fourier transform
fum fuming

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G

GCITA Gazzetta Chimica Italiana
gel gelatinous
gl glacial
gr gray
gran granular
grn green

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H

HBCP Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL
HCACA Helvetica Chimica Acta
hex hexagonal
HOAc acetic acid
hp heptane
hx hexane
hyd hydrate
hyg hygroscopic

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I

i insoluble
IJOCA Indian Journal of Chemistry
ini isomer not indicated
irid iridescent
iso isooctane

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J

JACSA Journal of the American Chemical Society
JCS,B Journal of the Chemical Society, Section B
JCSOA Journal of the Chemical Society (London)
JJ Johnson and Jankowski, Carbon-13 NMR Spectra, John Wiley & Sons, New York
JMOSA Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy
JOCEA Journal of Organic Chemistry
JPRAA Journal de Physique et le Radium

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L

LA Levy and Nelson, Carbon-13 NMR for Organic Chemists, John Wiley & Sons, New York
LANG Absorption Spectra in the UV and Visible Region, Academic Press,
lf leaf
lig ligroin
liq liquid
lo long

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M

M molar concentration
MCA Manufacturing Chemists Association Research Project, Thermodynamics Research Center, Texas A&M University (now attached to National Institute of Standards and Technology)
mcl monoclinic
Me methyl
MeCN acetonitrile
MeOH methanol
MOCHA Monatshefte fur Chemie und Verwandte Teile Anderer Wissenschaften
mod modification
mp melting point
msc miscible
mut mutarotatory

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N

N normality
naph naphthalene
nbp normal boiling point
NBS NBS-EPA-NIH-Mass Spectra Data Base, NSRDS-NBS-63
nd needles
NIST NIST/EPA/MSDC Mass Spectral Database, 1990 Version
NTP U.S. National Toxicology Program
NRC National Research Council Spectral Collection, National Bureau of Standards

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O

oct octahedral
OES Phillips et al., Organic Electronic Spectral Data, John Wiley & Sons, New York
OPSUA Optics and Spectroscopy (USSR-English)
oran orange
org organic
orth orthorhombic
os organic solvents

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P

pa pale
par partial
peth petroleum ether
Ph phenyl
PhCl chlorobenzene
PhNH2 aniline
PhNO2 nitrobenzene
pk pink
pK -log of acid dissociation constant
pl plates
poly D polysol D
pow powder
Pow octanol-water partition coefficient
pr prisms
Pr propyl
PrOH 1-propanol
purp purple
pwd powder
py pyridine
pym pyramids
pyr, pyrim pyrimidine

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R

rac- racemic
rect rectangle
res resinous
rhom rhombic
rhd rhombohedral
RTCPA Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays Bas

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S

s soluble
SAD Sadtler Research Laboratories spectral collection
SADG Sadtler Research Laboratories IR grating collection
SADP Sadtler Research Laboratories IR prism collection
sat saturated
sc scales
sl slightly soluble
sol solid
soln solution
solv solvent
sp sublimation point
SPACA Spectrochimica Acta
st stable
stab stable
STOT Stothers, Carbon-13 NMR Spectroscopy, Academic Press, New York
sub sublimes
sulf sulfuric acid
sym- symmetrical
syr syrup

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T

tab tablets
tcl triclinic
tetr tetragonal
TETRA Tetrahedron
tfa trifluoroacetic acid
thf, THF tetrahydrofuran
TLV threshold limit for airborne exposure
to, tol toluene
tp triple point
tr transparent
trg trigonal

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U

undil undiluted
uns- unsymmetrical

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V

vac vacuum
vap vapor
var variable
VAR Varian Associates NMR spectra collection
vic- vicinal
viol violet
visc viscous
vol volatile
vs very soluble

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W

w water
WILEY Atlas of Mass Spectral Data, John Wiley & Sons, New York
wh white
wr warm
wx waxy

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X

xyl xylene

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y

ye yellow

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Z

WILEY Atlas of Mass Spectral Data, John Wiley & Sons, New York
ZEELA Zeitschrift fur Elektrochemie
ZPCBA Zeitschrift fur Physikalisch Chemie, Abteilung B
ZPCHA Zeitschrift fur Physiologische Chemie, Hoppe-Seylers

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