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List of Radical Names

This list is compiled from Section A, B, and C of the Rules. It includes, besides organic radicals, substituents such as halogens, oxo, amino, nitro, whose names are laid down in the Rules of these Sections.

Composite radicals usually be found under methane, methyl, acetyl. Benzene, phenyl, or cyclohexane (for example, acetylimino, cyclohexanecarbonyl), but some other important examples as well as exceptions to the systematic rules are also listed.

The Rules cited in the third are the principal references but are not to be considered as necessarily an exhaustive list.

Except at the point(s) of attachment, decimal points are used for brevity, in place of lines to denote single bonds, and colons to denote double bonds.

All radical names are listed alphabetically in the following files:

A; B; C; D-F; G-H; I-L; M; N-O; P; Q-S; T-Z

This HTML reproduction of Sections A, B and C of IUPAC "Blue Book" is as close as possible to the published version [see Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, and H, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1979. Copyright 1979 IUPAC.] If you need to cite these rules please quote this reference as their source.

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