Ligand Prefixes: Di- vs. Bis-

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Silvino Jimenez 1A
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Ligand Prefixes: Di- vs. Bis-

Postby Silvino Jimenez 1A » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:02 pm

How do we know when to use "di-" , "tri-" etc. as the prefix of a ligand compared to "bis-" , "tris-", etc. ?


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Andrea Grigsby 1I
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Re: Ligand Prefixes: Di- vs. Bis-

Postby Andrea Grigsby 1I » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:05 pm

the most common example would be diethylenetriammine where if it was (dien)2 then it would be didiethylenetriammine, so instead of having "didi-" you switch the first 'di' out and replace it with 'bis' so it's clearer
--> bisdiethylenetriammine


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