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Nitriles, Isocyanides, and their Derivatives

Rule C-831

831.1 - Compounds containing the group -CN are termed generically "nitriles" (substitutive nomenclature) or "cyanides" (radicofunctional nomenclature) .

See Recommendations'93 R-5.7.9

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Nitriles, Isocyanides, and Their Derivatives 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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