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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.5.2 Substituent prefixes derived from alcohols, phenols, and their analogues

Substituent prefix names for groups are formed by adding "oxy" to the substituent prefix name for the group R. Some contracted names, such as "methoxy" and "phenoxy", are retained (see R-9.1, Table 26(b)).

Examples to R-5.5.2

Substituent prefix names for , , and groups are formed by attaching the prefix name for the group R to "sulfanyl-" (see R-, Table 5), "selanyl-", or "tellanyl-", respectively.

Examples to R-5.5.2

Divalent groups, such as and , are named by adding "dioxy" or "bis(sulfanediyl)" to the name of the divalent group .

Examples to R-5.5.2

R-5.5.3 Salts
R-5.5.4 Ethers and chalcogen analogues
R-5.5.5 Hydroperoxides and peroxides
R-5.5.6 Hydropolysulfides and polysulfides
R-5.5.7 Sulfoxides, sulfones, and their analogues

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