Ring Substituents

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Sandeep Gurram 2E
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Ring Substituents

Postby Sandeep Gurram 2E » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:15 pm

Is it possible for a cyclic structure to have another cyclic structure as a substituent? For example is it possible for a cyclopentane structure to have a cyclopropyl substituent?

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Re: Ring Substituents

Postby 904611851 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:04 pm

Yes, it is possible for a cyclic structure to have another cyclic structure as a substituent. An example of this is cyclopentylcyclodecane, whose line structure looks like this:
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/@api/deki/files/1885/=drawing4.gif?revision=1&size=bestfit&width=155&height=84

The way to name it is to make the molecule with less carbons in its parent chain the substituent. You can name the substituent by changing the end of the "cyclopentane" to "-yl".


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