In systematic nomenclature, the suffix -carbonitrile is used to name compounds RC≡N where the suffix includes the carbon atom of the –CN. However, carbonitrile is not a class name for @N04151@.
Source: PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1325 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'carbonitriles' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C00838 RISBibTexEndNote