Name Interpretation

R-6.0 Introduction

This section provides guidelines for deducing the structure of a compound from a systematic name. For this, it is important to keep in mind that a systematic name generally consists of three main parts: (a) a prefix, or prefixes, corresponding to substituents; (b) the name of a parent hydride which includes nondetachable prefixes for heteroatoms, hydrogenation, and skeletal modification, or the name of a functional parent compound; and (c) in the case of a name based on a parent hydride, an infix, or infixes, indicating unsaturation, followed by a suffix indicating the nature of the principal characteristic group.

In the following examples, infixes and suffixes are doubly underlined and the names of are singly underlined; prefixes are not underlined.

See Also:
R-6.1 6-(4-Hydroxyhex-1-en-1-yl)undeca-2,4-diene-7,9-diyne-1,11-diol
R-6.2 2,3-Dichloro-6-[4-chloro-2-(hydroxymethyl)-5-oxohex-3-en-1-yl]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
3-(2,3-Dihydroxypropyl)--methylquinoline-2-pentanoic acid
R-6.4 4,4'-Dinitro-2,3'-[ethylenebis(sulfanediyl)]dicyclo-hexane-1-carbaldehyde
R-6.5 1-Methylbutyl 4-(2-acetyl-2-ethylhydrazino)benzoate

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