Amines can be tricky to name, that is why we will seperate them into categories so we have specific rules to follow.
Concept #1: Naming Primary Amines
Sometimes common names are used for amines, but the majority of the time when naming 1˚ amines we will just add the suffix "amine" in place of the "e" at the end of a name.
Here is an example of how we name structures where the amine group is not highest priority.
Concept #2: Primary Amines as Substituents
With 2˚ and 3˚ amines, we now have multiple R groups attached to our Nitrogen, so lets see how that affects how we name them.
Concept #3: Naming Secondary and Tertiary Amines
Essentially what we just did is name it as a primary amine using the longest alkyl chain, and then added the other R groups as substituents coming off of our "N".
Think you can handle one more? Let's give it a try!
Example #1: Name the following amines
If you got that one correct, I'm impressed. But if not, don't sweat it!
Rome wasn't built in a day and no one learned naming amines right away either – or something like that.