INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DIVISION
COMMISSION ON NOMENCLATURE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
COMMISSION ON PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

GLOSSARY OF CLASS NAMES
OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
AND REACTIVE INTERMEDIATES
BASED ON STRUCTURE


(IUPAC Recommendations 1994)

http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/class/

Prepared for publication by: G. P. Moss, P. A. S. Smith, D. Tavernier.

Composition of the Joint Working Party (1980-1994): H. J. T. Bos, A. J. Boulton, E. W. Godly, P. Grünanger, A. D. McNaught, G. P. Moss, R. Panico, J. Rigaudy, P. A. S. Smith (Convenor), J. H. Stocker, D. Tavernier, (from Commission III.1); R. A. Y. Jones, J. March, J. M. McBride, P. Müller (Convenor) (from Commission III.2).

World Wide Web version Prepared by G. P. Moss

Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK
g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk

The definitions used in this glossary are identical to those in the published document, see G.P. Moss, P.A.S. Smith and D. Tavernier, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 67, 1307-1375 (1995) [Copyright IUPAC; reproduced with the permission of IUPAC]. If you use any of these definitions please cite this reference as their source. A PDF (3760 kB) of the printed version is available.

See also R Panico, J-C Richer and J Rigaudy, 'Noms de classes fonctionelles des composés organiques' in Nomenclature et Terminologie in Chimie Organique. Classes fonctionelles. Steréochimie. reprinted from Techniques de l'Ingénieur, Paris, 1996, 38-77 (K230, 1-40 in encyclopaedia). (in French).

Some errors have been detected and corrected. The changes have been marked by error details which is a link to details of the change and where it applies. For problems in converting the text into a World Wide Web version see the IUPAC home page.

Any comments, corrections or suggestions for additional entries in a future edition should be e-mailed to g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk

As well as an Introduction all class names included are listed alphabetically in the following files: A; B; C; D,E; F,G; H; I; K,L; M; N; O; P; Q,R; S; T; U-Z. Each class name then leads to a file of definitions of class names of related substances. These in turn may lead to other files from cross-references. Related classes are grouped together under the following headings.

  1. Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen:
  2. Based on Other Elements:
  3. Natural Products:
  4. Others:

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