Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Beta-

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1255

adj A prefix, usually abbreviated as the Greek letter β and usually ignored in alphabetizing compound names, signifying that the so-labeled substitution is on the second carbon atom away from the main functional group of the molecule. See  Alpha-.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA