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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.6.3 Ketenes

The compound CH2=C=O is a functional parent compound with the name "ketene". Derivatives can be named by (a) citing all substituents as prefixes or (b) using the principles for naming ketones (see R-5.6.2.1)

Examples to R-5.6.3

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R-5.6.4 Acetals, hemiacetals, acylals, and their analogues
R-5.6.5 Acyloins
R-5.6.6 Nitrogenous derivatives of carbonyl compounds

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