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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.8.5 Radical ions

A radical ion formally derived by the removal of one or more hydrogen atom(s) from a single skeletal atom or from different skeletal atoms of an ionic or zwitterionic parent hydride is named by replacing the final "e" of its name, if present, or by adding to its name, operational suffixes, such as "-yl", "-ylium", "-diyl", etc. The -convention may be used when necessary.

Examples to R-5.8.5

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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