Groups Containing Three or More Contiguous Nitrogen Atoms

Rule C-941

941.1 - Compounds R-N3 are named (a), in radicofunctional nomenclature, by placing the word "azide" after the name of the radical R or (b), in substitutive nomenclature, by adding the prefix "azido-" to the name of the compound RH.

Examples to Rule C-941.1

(a) Phenyl azide (radicofunctional nomenclature)
or (b) Azidobenzene (substitutive nomenclature)

(a) Benzoyl azide

(b) 1-Azido-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid

See Recommendations'93 R-5.3.4, R-2.2.2

Groups Containing Three or More Contiguous Nitrogen Atoms C-942
Compounds Containing a N=C-N or N=C=N Group C-951, C-952, C-953, C-954, C-955, C-956
Compounds Containing a N-C(-N)=N Group C-961, C-962
Compounds Containing a N-CO-N or Related Group C-971, C-972, C-973, C-974, C-975
Compounds Containing a N-CO-N-N or More Complex Group C-981, C-982, C-983, C-984, C-985


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