International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry

Phane Nomenclature

Part II: Modification of the Degree of Hydrogenation and Substitution Derivatives of Phane Parent Hydrides

(IUPAC Recommendations 2002)

Prepared for publication by H. A. Favre1 and W. H. Powell2

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Members of Working Party (1998-2002):
H. A. Favre (Convener), D. Hellwinkel, W. H. Powell, H. A. Smith, Jr, S. S.-C. Tsay.

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Abstract: Cyclophane and linear phane systems are considered as parent hydrides. Their derivatives are named in conformity with the principles, rules and conventions prescribed for naming organic compounds. The following nomenclatural features are described: indicated and added hydrogen, order of seniority for numbering, substituents expressed as suffixes, substituents cited as prefixes, phane parent hydrides modified by addition or subtraction of hydrogen atoms, and polyfunctional derivatives.


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