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Alcohols, Phenols, and their Derivatives

Salts Rule C-206

206.1 (Alternative to Rule C-206.2) - Anions derived from alcohols or phenols are named by changing the final "-ol" of the name of the alcohol or phenol to "-olate" (compare Rule C-84.2). This applies to substitutive, radicofunctional, and trivial names.

Examples to Rule C-206.1

206.2 (Alternative to Rule C-206.1) - Salts composed of an anion RO and a cation (usually a metal) are named by citing, first, the cation and then the RO anion; the latter has the unabbreviated name used for the RO- radical but with the ending "-yloxy-" changed to "-yl oxide" (compare Rule C-84.2).

Examples to Rule C-206.2

Exceptions: When the radical RO- has an abbreviated name listed in the exceptions to Rule C-205.1, the ending "-oxy-" of this name is changed to "-oxide".

Examples to Rule C-206.2

Notes: (1) Radicofunctional names for salts of alcohols and phenols may, however, also be used in some languages (not English), whereby the ending "-yl alcohol" is changed to"-ylate", as in:

(2) For designation of as a prefix, see Rule C-86.2.

See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.3

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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