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Organic compound

  1. Feb 16, 2007 #1
    How do you name this compound??

    I used SpartanBuild to draw it and I copied the picture

    Please check the link below:

    I'm thinking its a bispiro with a cyclopropyl and an ethyl substituent

    Yours truly,

    PS: Its only one compound, the picture on the left is just a rotation of the one on the right.
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  3. Feb 16, 2007 #2
    some help is greatly appreciated

  4. Feb 16, 2007 #3
    FYI - I can't see the picture you link to there, but I'm at work and they block some sites weird...
  5. Feb 16, 2007 #4


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    It looks like a decalin compound, also known as a bicyclo[4.4.0]decane. That should get you started.
    Now you need to figure out the numbering system for this decahydronaphthalene compound.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2007
  6. Feb 17, 2007 #5
    shouldn't it be a spiro compound?

    i'm not sure but we just took this in class this week and we've been taught that if the carbon atoms are shared its supposed to be called a spiro compound.
  7. Feb 17, 2007 #6


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    spiro compounds have only 1 carbon common to both rings. This has two.
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