Title Information
Title
What's in a name? The etymology of common carbohydrate names
Name: Personal
Name Part
Cohen, Ella
Role
Role Term: Text
creator
Name: Personal
Name Part
Basu, Amit
Role
Role Term: Text
advisor
affiliation
Brown University. Department of Chemistry
Name: Corporate
Name Part
Brown University. Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards
Role
Role Term: Text
research program
Type of Resource
text
Genre (aat)
posters
Origin Information
Place
Place Term: Code (MARC Country Code)
riu
Place
Place Term: Text
Providence, RI
Publisher
Brown University
Date Created (keyDate="yes", encoding="w3cdtf")
2017
Physical Description
Extent
1 poster
digitalOrigin
reformatted digital
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.
Subject (LCSH)
Topic
Carbohydrates
Topic
Nomenclature
Subject (LCSH)
Topic
Sugars
Topic
Nomenclature
Identifier: DOI
10.26300/wc6z-qp62