Elsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology: The Whies and by Alexander Senning

By Alexander Senning

Noting a marked loss of comprehensiveness and/or contemporaneity between usual reference works on chemical etymology, in addition to a a little bit spotty assurance of chemical phrases and their etymology in finished dictionaries and textbooks the writer determined to put in writing an up to date table reference on chemical etymology which might fulfill the wishes of informal readers in addition to these of extra difficult clients of etymological lore. attribute straightforward positive aspects of the current paintings contain avoidance of bulky abbreviations, avoidance of entries in overseas alphabets, and a huge assurance of all chemical disciplines together with mineralogy. organic, clinical, geological, actual and mathematical phrases are just thought of the place they seem of curiosity to mainstream chemists.This ebook doesn't supply definitions of phrases (unless required within the etymological context) nor information as to the timeliness of alternative nomenclature platforms. the common person will from the outset be good conscious of the precise which means of the phrases she or he makes a speciality of and merely require the etymological historical past for use. Examples of assets that have been drawn upon within the coaching of this booklet, except the tremendous valuable web source Google, are indexed, yet an onerous enumeration will be tiresome and impractical.. * an updated table reference on chemical etymology* attribute simple good points* wide assurance of all chemical disciplines

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A nightshade) bambermycin derived from the specific epithet of the bacterial species name Streptomyces bambergiensis, after the city of Bamberg, Germany, and -mycin baptigenin C15H10O6, derived from baptisin, -gen, and -in(e) baptisin C26H32O14, derived from the genus name Baptisia (wild indigo), from baptisis (Greek: a dipping), from baptein (Greek: to dip) – referring to the use of indigo in vat dying, and -in(e) barbaloin C21H22O9, coined by contraction Barbados aloe and -in(e) of 41 Barbier reactions named for the French chemist Philippe Antoine Barbier (1848-1922) Barton decarboxylation named for the British-US chemist Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton (1918-1998) Barbier-Wieland reaction named for the French chemist Philippe Antoine Barbier (1848-1922) and the German chemist Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877-1957) Barton deoxygenation named for the British-US chemist Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton (1918-1998) barbital (barbitone) C8H12N2O3, derived from barbituric acid and the arbitrary suffix -al; patterned after chloral – referring to this drug’s chloral hydrate-like hypnotic action barbituric acid C4H4N2O3, of uncertain origin, probably derived from the name Barbara, and urine Barfoed’s reagent named for the Danish chemist Christen Thomsen Barfoed (1815-1899) barite (barytes) BaSO4, derived from barys (Greek: heavy) barium Ba, derived from barys (Greek: heavy) and -ium barrelene C8H8, derived from barrel and -ene – referring to this hydrocarbon’s barrel-like shape Bart reaction named for the 20th century German chemist H.

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J. M. Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840) bröggerite (U,Th)O2, named for the Norwegian mineralogist Waldemar Christopher Brøgger (1851-1940) bromal C2HBr3O, coined by contraction of tribromoacetaldehyde bromane HBr, derived from bromine and -an(e) bromargyrite AgBr, derived from brom(o)-, argyr(o)-, and -ite bromate BrO3−, derived from bromic acid and -ate bromatology derived from broma (Greek: food) bromcresol green C21H14Br4O5S, derived from Bromcresol (German: bromocresol) bromcresol purple C21H16Br2O5S, derived from Bromcresol 55 (German: bromocresol) bromelain derived from the genus name Bromelia (pineapple), after the Swedish botanist Olaf Bromelius (1639-1705), and -in(e) bromic acid HBrO3, derived from bromine 1 bromide Br−, derived from bromine and -ide bromum Br, New Latin name for bromine, from Brom (German: bromine) and -um Brönner’s acid C10H9NO3S, named for the 19th century dye company Farbfabrik vorm.

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