This has led to two treatments, one like (a) in which "amine" is considered to be a parent hydride synonymous with the parent hydride "azane", and the second in which the name for , for example, ethylamine, becomes a functional parent compound; the latter method is better illustrated with substituted or unsymmetrical secondary amines (see R-5.4.2). The first method is used by Beilstein and the second was used in Chemical Abstracts index nomenclature prior to Volume 76 (1972). Both methods are illustrated in the 1979 edition of the IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry.

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