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A group of prenol derivatives in which n in the general formula H–[CH2–C(CH3)=CH–CH2]n–OH is greater than 4 and in which the residue that carries the hydroxy group is saturated, i.e. 2,3-dihydropolyprenols.
The collective term prenol should not be used without qualification to include dolichols since these are derivatives of prenols.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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