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IUPAC naming for a sidechain with double bond?

  1. Jul 18, 2012 #1
    As shown in this picture.

    How would you do the naming for a sidechain that has double bonds?

    Or does the double bond take priority over the length of the chain?

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  3. Jul 19, 2012 #2


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    I think it's Methylenyl-
  4. Jul 19, 2012 #3
    Indeed, DrDu. Chemdraw confirms that it's 3,3-dimethyl-5-methyleneheptane.
  5. Jul 20, 2012 #4
    I think the name is 2-ethyl-4,4-dimethyl-1-hexene
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