27 No. 3
Representation of Configuration
of compounds is determined by the relationship of atoms in
three dimensional space, yet chemical structures are most
commonly depicted in two dimensional media such as printed
publications or computer screens. Recommendations are provided
for the display of three-dimensional stereochemical information
in two-dimensional diagrams in ways that avoid ambiguity and
are likely to be well-understood by all viewers. Examples
are provided for all types of stereochemical configuration,
with explanations of which styles are preferred and which
should be avoided.
to know which of these is the preferred diagram and
the provisional recommendations to find out.
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