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Amines

Primary Amines Rule C-812

812.1 - Primary monoamines, RNH2, are named by adding the suffix "-amine" to (a) the name of the radical R or (b) the name of the parent compound RH. Method (a) is generally preferred for derivatives of simple parent compounds, and method (b) for complex cyclic compounds.

Examples to Rule C-812.1

The following are examples of trivial names which are retained:

812.2 - Primary amines, RNH2, in which R is a heterocyclic nucleus itself containing nitrogen, are named by adding (a) the suffix "-amine" to the name of the radical, (b) the suffix "-amine" to the name of the parent compound with elision of terminal "e" (if present), or (c) the prefix "amino-" to the name of the parent compound.

Examples to Rule C-812.2

The following is an example of trivial names and numbering which are retained:

812.3 - Primary monoamines, RNH2, in which R is an alkyl group substituted terminally by a cyclic group are named (a) by adding the suffix "-amine" to the name of the radical, (b) for complex compounds by conjunctive nomenclature, or (c) as substituted cyclic compounds.

Examples to Rule C-812.3

See Recommendations'93 R-5.4

Next:
Amines C-813, C-814, C-815, C-816
Amides and Imides C-821, C-822, C-823, C-824, C-825, C-826, C-827
Nitriles, Isocyanides, and Their Derivatives C-831, C-832, C-833, C-834
Hydroxylamines and Related Compounds C-841, C-842, C-843
Nitroso and Nitro Compounds C-851, C-852
Amine Radical Ions C-861

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