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Orange Book entry
|ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.
Synonymous with parent ion. Instead of the use of parent ion and daughter ion terms the precursor and product ion terms are preferred respectively.
|IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12|
|Index of Orange Book Terms|