The nomenclature of 1-aminoalkylphosphonic acids and derivatives: evolution of the code system.

  • Józef Drabowicz Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland and Jan Długosz University, Department of Chemistry and Environment Protection, Czestochowa, Poland.;
  • Hieronim Jakubowski Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, NJ 07101, USA; Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland; Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland.;
  • Marcin H Kudzin Textile Research Institute, Łódź, Poland.;
  • Zbigniew H Kudzin Faculty of Chemistry, University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland.;


The approach for the unification of published proposals for the nomenclature and abbreviations of aminoalkylphosphonic acids and their derivatives is presented. Their modification was made on the basis of the IUPAC-IUB rules concerning the nomenclature and code system of proteinogenic amino acids. Our present proposal formulates the supplementary code and nomenclature system allowing unambiguous description of phosphonic analogs of proteinogenic amino acids, their analogs, homologs, metabolites, and derivatives including phosphonopeptides.