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Offline 113zami

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acetate nomenclature
« on: August 03, 2008, 04:41:42 PM »
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/trna/phe.jpg

this is called methyphenyl acetate


but I was just wondering why can't it be called benzyl acetate instead? this is a benzyl group right?

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Re: acetate nomenclature
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 06:02:07 PM »
i beleive there both accepted....wiki and answers says the IUPAC name is benzyl acetate, then some other sites say tht the IUPAC name is methylphenyl acetate

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Re: acetate nomenclature
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 09:59:47 PM »
Benzyl acetate is different from the structure posted by the OP.  Benzyl acetate is Ph-CH2-O-(C=O)-CH3.  The correct name for the compound posted by the OP is methyl phenylacetate.  An acetate group is the carbonyl plus a methyl or methylene next to it.

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Re: acetate nomenclature
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 11:52:00 PM »
Yggdrasil: good call
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