Univalent groups derived from alkanes
by removal of a hydrogen atom from any carbon atom
The groups derived by removal of a hydrogen atom from a terminal carbon atom of unbranched
form a subclass of normal alkyl (n
The groups RCH2
), and R3C
are primary, secondary and tertiary alkyl groups, respectively.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1314
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