erythro structures

in a polymer
Also contains definition of: threo structures in a polymer
The @[email protected] at two contiguous carbon atoms in the main chain bearing, respectively, substituents a and b (a ≠ b), is designated by the prefix erythro or @[email protected], as appropriate, by analogy with the terminology for carbohydrate systems in which the substituents are OH. Examples:
Similar systems in which a higher level of substitution exists may be treated analogously if the erythro or @[email protected] designation is employed to denote the relative placements of those two substituents, one for each @[email protected] carbon atom, which rank highest according to the @[email protected] Rule.
Purple Book, 1st ed., p. 36 [Terms] [Book]