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What does "valeryl" mean
« on: February 18, 2022, 10:25:17 AM »
Good morning.  First time poster here :)

Can someone explain what valeryl means when naming compounds.

For example, there's fentanyl and valeryl fentanyl.  Valeryl fentanyl has an additional ethyl group attached but I'm struggling on why it's named the way it is.


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Re: What does "valeryl" mean
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2022, 11:19:04 AM »
The root is from valeric acid, which has C5 carbon (pentanyl) chain. Most of the simple organic acids have common names (acetic, etc.) because they were identified before modern standardized naming. Those common names still find... well, common use. Nobody calls acetic acid "ethanoic acid".
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Re: What does "valeryl" mean
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2022, 03:47:23 PM »
Dont make drugs Plasma (if you are going to make fentanyl)

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