ACD/Name

Preamble

ortho-, meta-, para-

The positions of substituents are indicated by numbers except that o- (ortho), m- (meta), and p- (para) may be used in place of 1,2-, 1,3-, and 1,4-, respectively (cf. Rule A-12.3), for benzene derivatives.


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