Alphabetization

Did you know that it isn’t immediately obvious that a hyphenated last name is alphabetized by its first letter? I’m going to start alphabetizing my last name by one of the letters in the middle. Because that makes perfect sense. (Dear Mom and Dad, I had no idea that people are so stupid when it comes to hyphenated names. Thank you for not giving me one.)

But wait. Check out this excerpt from an alphabetized list of chemicals from the EPA (40 CFR 372.65):

Chemical name CAS No. Effective date
Abamectin [Avermectin B1] 71751-41-2 1/1/95
Acephate (Acetylphosphoramidothioic acid O,S-dimethyl ester) 30560-19-1 1/1/95
Acetaldehyde 75-07-0 1/1/87
Acetamide 60-35-5 1/1/87
Acetonitrile 75-05-8 1/1/87
Acetophenone 98-86-2 1/1/94
2-Acetylaminofluorene 53-96-3 1/1/87
Acifluorfen, sodium salt [5-(2-Chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitrobenzoic acid, sodium salt] 62476-59-9 1/1/95
Acrolein 107-02-8 1/1/87
Acrylamide 79-06-1 1/1/87
Acrylic acid 79-10-7 1/1/87
Acrylonitrile 107-13-1 1/1/87
Alachlor 15972-60-8 1/1/95
Aldicarb 116-06-3 1/1/95
Aldrin[1,4:5,8-Dimethanonaphthalene,1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-(1.alpha.,4.alpha.,4a.beta.,5.alpha.,8.alpha., 8a.beta.)-] 309-00-2 1/1/87
d-trans-Allethrin [d-trans-Chrysanthemic acid of d-allethrone] 28057-48-9 1/1/95
Allyl alcohol 107-18-6 1/1/90
Allylamine 107-11-9 1/1/95
Allyl chloride

See those two that I bolded? I’ll be back when I’m done crying over the end of the world as I know it.

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