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Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives

Peroxy Acids Rule C-441

441.1 - Acids containing the group -C(=O)-OOH are called peroxy acids. In individual names the prefix "peroxy-" is used before the trivial or -oic acid name of the acid or before carboxylic (as the case may be). For diacids, "monoperoxy-'' or "diperoxy-'' is used as appropriate. Names of derivatives are formed in the usual way but with O- or OO-prefixes where necessary.

Examples to Rule C-441.1

Exceptions: The following well-established names are retained:

See Recommendations'93 R-5.7.1

Imidic, Hydrazonic, and Hydroxamic Acids Rule C-451
Salts and Esters Rule C-461, Rule C-462, Rule C-463, Rule C-464
Lactones, Lactides, Lactams, and Lactims Rule C-471, Rule C-472, Rule C-473, Rule C-474, Rule C-475
Acyl Halides Rule C-481
Acid Anhydrides Rule C-491


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