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Aldehydes, Ketones, and their Derivatives
Acyloins (-Hydroxy Ketones) Rule C-333 333.1 - -Hydroxy ketones RCH(OH)-COR in which R is an alkyl, aryl, or heterocyclic radical are called generically "acyloins". They are named by
changing the ending "-ic acid" or "-oic acid" of the trivial name of the corresponding acid RCOOH to "-oin".
See Recommendations'93 R-5.6.4
Examples to Rule C-333.1
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