| 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 Orange Book Chapter 12|
|Index of Orange Book Terms|
| GOLD BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the “Gold Book”). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).
Synonymous with parent ion.
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541 (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1549
Orange Book, p. 205
|IUPAC Gold Book|
|Index of Gold Book Terms|
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