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Ethers Rule C-211

211.1 - Compounds have the generic name "ethers" and may be named by either the substitutive or the radicofunctional method.

211.2 - Substitutive names of unsymmetrical ethers are formed by using names of radicals as prefixes to the names of the hydrocarbons corresponding to the second radical The senior component is selected as the parent compound.

Examples to Rule C-211.2

211.3 - Radicofunctional names of ethers are formed by citing the names of the radicals and followed by the word "ether".

Examples to Rule C-211.3

See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.4

Ethers Rule C-212, Rule C-213, Rule C-214, Rule C-215 , Rule C-216
Peroxides Rule C-218

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