Problem: Handbooks are notorious for listing compounds according to their common names. One gives the name “sec-isoamyl alcohol” for a compound that could be called 1,2-dimethylpropyl alcohol according to the IUPAC functional class rules. The best name for this compound is the substitutive IUPAC name. What is it? 

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Handbooks are notorious for listing compounds according to their common names. One gives the name “sec-isoamyl alcohol” for a compound that could be called 1,2-dimethylpropyl alcohol according to the IUPAC functional class rules. The best name for this compound is the substitutive IUPAC name. What is it? 

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