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R-0.1 Conventions

In this guide, efforts have been made to systematize the style (spelling, position of locants, typography, punctuation, italicization, etc.) of the names of organic compounds according to the IUPAC English style. As usual, IUPAC recognizes the needs of other languages to introduce their own modifications. Indeed, even for the English language these conventions do not have the status of recommendations because the Commission recognizes that differences appear in names found in the Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie and in the volume indexes to Chemical Abstracts, both of which have more stringent requirements that are necessary for the general literature.

See Also:
R-0.1.1 Spelling
R-0.1.2 Position of locants
R-0.1.3 Punctuation
R-0.1.4 Numerical (multiplicative) prefixes
R-0.1.5 Enclosing marks
R-0.1.6 Italicization
R-0.1.7 Elision and addition of vowels
R-0.1.8 Order of prefixes

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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