ACD/Name

Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.5.6 Hydropolysulfides and polysulfides

Compounds with the general structures and are called generically "hydropolysulfides" and "polysulfides", respectively. They are named substitutively as derivatives of polysulfanes , if the sulfur chain is linear (see R-2.2.2), and by functional class nomenclature by citing the prefix name of the group R, or the names of the groups R and , in alphabetical order, followed by the class name "hydropolysulfide" or "polysulfide" respectively, each as a separate word. Selenium and tellurium analogues are named in the same way using the parent hydride names "polyselane" or "polytellane" and the class names "hydropolyselenide" or "hydropolytelluride" and "polyselenide" or "polytelluride", respectively.

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