Radicofunctional Nomenclature

Rule C-22

22.1 - When the functional class name refers to a characteristic group that is bivalent, the two radicals attached to it are each named; when different, they are written as separate words, being arranged in alphabetical order (see Subsection C-0.16).

Examples to Rule C-22.1

Functional class name for CO: Ketone
Radicals, : Ethyl
CH3: Methyl
Complete name: Ethyl methyl ketone
Functional class name for CO: Ketone
Radicals, : Propyl
Complete name: Dipropyl ketone

See Recommendations'93 R-

Radicofunctional Nomenclature
Rule C-23
Rule C-24


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