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R-0.0 Scope

This guide to IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds provides an outline of the main principles of organic nomenclature as described in the 1979 edition of the IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry and includes important changes agreed upon since its publication. Differences from the 1979 edition have not been specifically highlighted. However, in many cases a name used in the 1979 edition, preceded by a word such as "formerly" or "previously", appears in parentheses following a name recommended herein.

See Also:
R-0.1 Conventions
R-0.2 Glossary

This HTML reproduction is as close as possible to the published version [see IUPAC, Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds (Recommendations 1993), 1993, Blackwell Scientific publications, Copyright 1993 IUPAC]. If you need to cite these rules please quote this reference as their source.

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