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Stereodescriptors of diastereoisomers with two chirality elements. When the two chirality elements are both R or both S the molecular entity is described as having an l relationship (l = like), when one chirality element is R and the other S the molecular entity is described as having a u relationship (u = unlike). The notation can be extended to molecules with more than two chirality elements whereby the l,u relationships of the chiral elements are considered in pairs.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193 (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2211
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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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