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Alcohols, Phenols, and their Derivatives

Peroxides Rule C-218

218.1 - Compounds RO-OH are named (a) by placing the name of the radical R before the word "hydroperoxide" or (b) by use of the prefix "hydroperoxy-".

Examples to Rule C-218.1

218.2 - Compounds are named (a) by placing the names of the radicals and , in alphabetical order, before the word "peroxide", when the group -O-O- links two chains, or two rings, or a ring and a chain, (b) by use of the affix "dioxy-" to denote the bivalent group -O-O- for naming assemblies of identical units or to form part of a prefix, or (c) by use of the prefix "epidioxy-" when the -O-O- group forms a bridge between two carbon atoms of a ring or a ring system.

Examples to Rule C-218.2

See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.5

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