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Alcohols, Phenols, and their Derivatives

Phenols Rule C-202

202.1 - Hydroxy derivatives of benzene and other aromatic carbocyclic systems are named by adding the suffix "-ol", "-diol", etc., to the name of the hydrocarbon, with elision of terminal "e" (if present) before "ol".

Examples to Rule C-202.1

202.2 - The following are examples of trivial names of aromatic hydroxy compounds which are retained:

Cresol (m-shown)(note the numbering)
2,3-Xylenil(note the numbering and
that the numeral 1 for the
hydroxyl group is omitted
from the name)
See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.1

Phenols 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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