Nomenclature of Steroids

Rule 2S-8 Ring Fission

8.1 - Fission of ring, with addition of a hydrogen atom at each terminal group thus created, is indicated by the prefix "seco-", the original steroid numbering being retained.

Examples to Rule 2S-8.1


2.3-Seco-5a-cholestane-2,3-dioic acid

3-Hydroxy-16,17-seco-1,3,5(10)-estratriene-16,17-dioic acid

(trivial name: cholecalciferol)

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