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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.4.1 Primary amines

Primary amines, NH2R may be named according to one of three methods as follows:

(a) by citing the name of the substituent group R as a prefix to the name of the parent hydride azane;

(b) by adding the suffix "-amine" to the name of the parent hydride RH;

(c) by adding "-amine" to the substituent name for the group R.

Examples to R-5.4.1

[see R-]

When it is not the principal characteristic group, the group is named by the prefix "amino-".

Example to R-5.4.1

Some trivial names are retained (see R-9.1, Table 24)

R-5.4.2 Secondary and tertiary amines
R-5.4.3 Imines
R-5.4.4 Hydroxylamines
R-5.4.5 Amine oxides

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