International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry

Nomenclature of Fused and Bridged Fused Ring Systems

(Recommendations 1998)

Prepared for publication by: G. P. Moss.

Membership of the Working Party (1982-1997): A. T. Balaban (Romania), A. J. Boulton (UK), P. M. Giles, Jr. (USA), E. W. Godly (UK), H. Gutmann (Switzerland), A. K. Ikizler (Turkey), M. V. Kisakürek (Switzerland), S. P. Klesney (USA), N. Lozac'h (France), A. D. McNaught (UK), G. P. Moss (UK), J. Nyitrai (Hungary), W. H. Powell (USA), Ch. Schmitz (France), O. Weissbach (Federal Republic of Germany)

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Detailed Contents.

FR-0. Introduction

FR-1. Definitions

FR-2. Ring Systems Used as Components (FR-2.1, FR-2.2, FR2.3 & FR-2.4)

FR-3. Construction of Fusion Names (FR-3.1 to FR-3.3, FR-3.4 to FR-3.6)

FR-4. Fusion Descriptors (FR-4.1 to FR-4.5, FR-4.6 to FR-4.9)

FR-5. Numbering (FR-5.1 & FR-5.2, FR-5.3 to FR-5.5)

FR-6. Multi-Parent Systems

FR-7. Three Components ortho- and peri-Fused Together

FR-8. Bridged Fused Ring Systems (FR-8.1 & FR-8.2, FR-8.3, FR-8.4 to FR-8.7)

FR-9. Indicated Hydrogen


Appendix 1. Hydrocarbon parent components in order of decreasing seniority

Appendix 2. Heterocyclic parent components in order of decreasing seniority

Continue with Introduction.

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