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Alcohols, Phenols, and their Derivatives

Heterocyclic Compounds Rule C-204

204.1 - Hydroxy derivatives of heterocyclic compounds in which the hydroxyl group is attached to a carbon atom are named by adding the suffix "-ol", "-diol", etc., to the name of the corresponding parent compound, with elision of terminal "e" (if present) before "ol".

Examples to Rule C-204.1

When confusion arises, the hydroxyl group is indicated as a prefix:

Example to Rule C-204.1

204.2 - The presence of a hydroxyl group attached to a hetero atom in a heterocyclic compound may be indicated by the prefix "hydroxy-".

Example to Rule C-204.2

See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.1

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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