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The Graphic Representation of Chemical Formulae in the Publications of International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances
(1995; 53 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the document1. INTRODUCTION
View the document2. ACYCLIC STRUCTURES
View the document3. CYCLIC STRUCTURES
View the document4. IONIC STRUCTURES
View the document5. ISOTOPICALLY MODIFIED COMPOUNDS
View the document6. COORDINATION COMPOUNDS
View the document7. STEREOCHEMISTRY
View the document8. CARBOHYDRATES
View the document9. STEROIDS
View the document10. TERPENOIDS
View the document11. PROSTANOIDS
View the document12. ALKALOIDS
View the document13. ANTIBIOTICS
View the document14. POLYPEPTIDES
View the document15. POLYMERS
View the documentAcknowledgements
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11. PROSTANOIDS

11.1 Prostaglandins and their derivatives are depicted using the same conventions as those applicable to steroids and terpenes. Long chains are shown as lines at an angle to one another, all terminal groups being shown in full:


alprostadil


ciprostene


enisoprost


doxaprost

The last two are mixtures of epimers in the carbon chain, which can be shown in the manner indicated in section 7.16:


doxaprost

This structure is preferred for epimers by the INN Programme

 

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