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functional class name

A name that expresses the characteristic group as a class term written as a separate word following the name of a parent structure or a name derived from a parent structure. In the latter case, when the derived name is that for a substituent group (formerly called a 'radical'), the method has been called 'radicofunctional nomenclature'.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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