Nomenclature of Hydroxylamines

Written by J.A Dobado | Last Updated on April 22, 2024

They are considered derivatives of the inorganic compound hydroxylamine, NH2-OH. Therefore, the nomenclature is made by indicating the groups attached to nitrogen or oxygen by N– or O-, respectively (recommendations C-841.1 and C-841.2).

E.g.: N-methylhydroxylamine, CH3-NH-OH, O-methylhydroxylamine, NH2-O-CH3.

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