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Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives

Lactones Lactides, Lactams, and Lactims Rule C-471

471.1 - Compounds that may be considered to be derived by intramolecular loss of water from a hydroxyl and a carboxyl group of a hydroxy acid, leading to formation of a cyclic ester, are called "lactones".

See Recommendations'93 R-5.7.5

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