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A generic name for compounds or solid solutions in the system M–Si–Al–O–N where M is a metal. (The use of capitals as in SiAlON is discouraged since they suggest a chemical composition.)
PAC, 1999, 71, 1765 (Terminology for compounds in the Si-Al-O-N system) on page 1767
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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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