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Alcohols, Phenols, and their Derivatives

Alcohols Rule C-201

201.1 - In substitutive (see Subsection C-0.1) and conjunctive nomenclature (see Subsection C-0.5) of alcohols the hydroxyl group (OH) as principal group is indicated by a suffix "ol", with elision of terminal "e" (if present) from the name of the parent compound.

Examples to Rule C-201.1

201.2 - Hydroxyl groups are indicated by the prefix "hydroxy-" when a group having priority for citation as principal group is also present or when the hydroxyl group is present in a side chain.

Examples to Rule C-201.2

201.3 - Radicofunctional names (see Subsection C-0.2) of alcohols consist of the radical name derived from that of the parent compound, followed by the word "alcohol".

Examples to Rule C-201.3

201.4 - The following are examples of trivial names which are retained:

See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.1

Phenols Rule C-202, Rule C-203
Heterocyclic Compounds Rule C-204
Radicals Rule C-205
Salts Rule C-206
Ethers Rule C-211, Rule C-212, Rule C-213, Rule C-214 , Rule C-215, Rule C-216
Peroxides Rule C-218


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