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Offline Woopy

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Naming an alcohol
« on: February 11, 2013, 11:22:57 PM »
I am wondering why the R and S are omitted from this name and why just having trans is acceptable for this compound.

My thought is, if the OH was a wedge and the other was a dash, would the compound have the same name, even though it isn't the same molecule??

The name given is trans-3-isopropylcyclopentanol

I wonder why not (1R,3R)-3-isopropylcyclopentanol or trans-(1R,3R)-3-isoproylcyclopentanol

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Re: Naming an alcohol
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 02:13:22 AM »
What context do you have this compound in? It may be possible that the drawing actually refers to a mixture of C(C)(C)[C@H]1CC[C@@H](C1)O and C(C)(C)[C@@H]1CC[C@H](C1)O


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