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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.4.5 Amine oxides

Compounds with the general structure R3NO, where the R groups may be alike or different, are named by adding the class name "oxide" as a separate word after the name of the amine R3N. Cyclic analogues are named in the same way, the position of the oxygen atom being indicated, where needed, by the locant of the ring atom (arabic numbers are preferred over capital italic element symbols as locants). Where needed, the group may be designated by a prefix derived from "azinoyl-" (see Table 7).

Examples to R-5.4.5

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