An Unambiguous Nomenclature for the Acyl-quinic Acids Commonly Known as Chlorogenic Acids

L. Abrankó, Michael N. Clifford

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The history of the acyl-quinic acids is briefly reviewed, the merits and limitations of the various nomenclature systems applicable are critically compared, and their limitations are highlighted, in particular their inability to provide an unambiguous description of all quinic acid enantiomers and diastereoisomers and associated acyl-quinic acids. Recommendations are made for a nomenclature system that in combination with IUPAC numbering achieves this objective. A comprehensive set of structures for the quinic acid enantiomers and diastereoisomers is presented. The Supporting Information provides an explanation of trivial names and a decision tree to determine which quinic acid isomer a structure represents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3602-3608
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - máj. 10 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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