Aldehydes, Ketones, and their Derivatives

Ketones Rule C-311

311.1 - The generic name "ketone" is given to compounds containing an oxygen atom doubly bound to a single carbon atom with the carbonyl group >C=O joined to two carbon atoms. Ketones are named by means of the suffix "-one", the prefix "oxo-", the functional class name "ketone", or, in special cases, the suffix "-quinone".

See Recommendations'93 R-5.6.2

Ketones Rule C-312, Rule C-313, Rule C-314, Rule C-315 , Rule C-316, Rule C-317, Rule C-318
Ketenes Rule C-321
Acetals and Acylals Rule C-331, Rule C-332, Rule C-333

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