We’re being asked to name the given structure using IUPAC nomenclature with the correct stereochemistry.
We can see that this is a chiral molecule because:
– there is no plane of symmetry present
– there is a chiral center present
Recall that the R/S configuration gives us the absolute stereochemistry of chiral centers. It involves:
Step 1: Name the structure without R/S configuration.
Step 2: Determine the priority of groups at the chiral center.
• Priority is determined using atomic mass.
• If the same atom is present, we compare the other atoms it is bonded to.
– Double and triple bonds count twice/thrice.
Step 3: Determine the R/S configuration of the chiral center.
• If the lowest priority is on a dashed line: trace a path from 1 to 3
– If the order is clockwise → R (rectus or right)
– If the order is counterclockwise → S (sinister or left)
• If the lowest priority is not on a dashed line: swap with the group on a dashed line
– Trace a path from 1 to 3:
– Clockwise → R becomes S because of the swap
– Counterclockwise → S becomes R because of the swap
Give the IUPAC name, including stereochemistry of the compound below
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