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Naming ethers

  1. Jun 6, 2003 #1
    How do you name the following ethers?

    1)CH3OCH2CH=CH
    2)CH3OCH2CH2OCH3

    I know the prefix of naming ether (-C-O-C-) is Alkoxy-, and have no suffix for this functionol group , how do you name ether molecules in general ?
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2003 #2
    The first I'd call methyl allyl ether. Although the IUPAC name would be something like 3-methoxyprop-1-ene.

    The second with IUPAC would be 1,2-dimethoxyethane, although I think most would just refer to it as MEM.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2003 #3
    Got it, thanks.

    Is there any nameing system other than the IUPAC ?
     
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