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Aldehydes, Ketones, and their Derivatives

Aldehydes Rule C-301

301.1 - The term "aldehyde" is applied to compounds which contain the group -C(=O)H attached to carbon. Aldehydes are named by means of the suffixes "-al", "-aldehyde", or "-carbaldehyde", or by the prefix "formyl-" [representing the -C(=O)H group when present as the terminal group of a carbon chain], or, in connexion with trivial names, by the prefix "oxo-" (representing =O).

See Recommendations'93 R-5.6.1

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Aldehydes Rule C-302, Rule C-303, Rule C-304, Rule C-305
Ketones Rule C-311, Rule C-312, Rule C-313, Rule C-314, Rule C-315, Rule C-316, Rule C-317, Rule C-318
Ketenes Rule C-321
Acetals and Acylals Rule C-331, Rule C-332, Rule C-333

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