Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 10 - Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols - Problems: Problem 10-1 f


The IUPAC name of the compound is $(2R,3S)-2-bromohexan-3-ol$

Work Step by Step

The compound has 6 carbon atoms in its longest chain containing the alcohol group. It has a bromo substituent at position 2, and the alcohol substituent group is at position 3. The 2-position substituents are of $R$ type and 3-position substituents are of $S$ type. So, the IUPAC name of the compound is $(2R,3S)-2-bromohexan-3-ol$
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