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二[3-(3-叔丁基...) VS. 双[3-(3,5二叔丁基...

English translation: di[3-(3-tert-butyl…) vs. bis[3-(3,5-di(tert-butyl)…

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12:30 Jan 20, 2008
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Chinese term or phrase: 二[3-(3-叔丁基...) VS. 双[3-(3,5二叔丁基...
Dear colleagues. I am translating a very chemical patent and some of the chemical formulas give me a headache. My main problem here is 二 vs. 双 at the beginning or in the middle of such formulas, I have found both can mean bis or di- but I am not sure if they can be used interchangeably? They come up in the same sentence, but I am not sure if they mean the same, any help appreciated!
Jinkailin
Local time: 20:24
English translation:di[3-(3-tert-butyl…) vs. bis[3-(3,5-di(tert-butyl)…
Explanation:
双- bi-, di-, or bis-
They can be used interchangeably, but bis- is usually used in the very beginning of a chemical name.

叔丁基- Tertiary butyl, or tert-butyl


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Note added at 4 hrs (2008-01-20 17:16:16 GMT)
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I usually translate 双 into bis- and translate 二 into bi- or di-, and vice versa.
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ysun
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di[3-(3-tert-butyl…) vs. bis[3-(3,5-di(tert-butyl)…


Explanation:
双- bi-, di-, or bis-
They can be used interchangeably, but bis- is usually used in the very beginning of a chemical name.

叔丁基- Tertiary butyl, or tert-butyl


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Note added at 4 hrs (2008-01-20 17:16:16 GMT)
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I usually translate 双 into bis- and translate 二 into bi- or di-, and vice versa.

ysun
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Local time: 13:24
Native speaker of: Chinese
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