What's in a name? The etymology of common carbohydrate names

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Title
What's in a name? The etymology of common carbohydrate names
Contributors
Cohen, Ella (creator)
Basu, Amit (advisor)
Brown University. Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (research program)
Doi
10.26300/wc6z-qp62
Date Created
2017
Abstract
This project is focused on discovering the etymology of the names of common organic compounds through the analysis of historical writings, including journals and books. The information from this research is synthesized into comprehensive stories delineating the historical roots of the development, discovery, and naming of important reagents. The goal is to engage people with organic chemistry from a different perspective, and to expose chemists to the historical origins of the compounds with which they interact on a daily basis.
Keywords
Carbohydrates
Nomenclature
Sugars
Extent
1 poster

Citation

Cohen, Ella, "What's in a name? The etymology of common carbohydrate names" (2017). Summer Research Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.26300/wc6z-qp62

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