Cycloalkanes as substituents

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Raj Susarla 3I
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Cycloalkanes as substituents

Postby Raj Susarla 3I » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:17 am

We didn't really cover this much in class, but it was mentioned that cycloalkanes can be considered substituents if they are part of a main chain that has more carbons than they do.

I was wondering where they fall in terms of priority relative to other substituents, in the case where this occurs.

Emily_Lenh2A
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Re: Cycloalkanes as substituents

Postby Emily_Lenh2A » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:23 am

I'm not quite sure of this either but I think the cycloalkane as a substituent would have the same priority as other common alkyl groups (like methyl, ethyl, and so on). I couldn't find an exact answer in the textbook, so I googled it and found this: https://www.angelo.edu/faculty/kboudrea/organic/IUPAC_Handout.pdf

Hope it helps!


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