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From left to right: the two isomeric groups propyl and 1-methylethyl (or isopropyl), and the non-isomeric cyclopropyl group.

In carbon alkyl substituent with chemical formula CH
. It is the substituent form obtained by removing one hydrogen atom attached to the terminal carbon of praseodymium).

There is an isomeric form of propyl named 1-methylethyl or isopropyl obtained by removing a hydrogen ion (proton) attached to the middle carbon of propane.[2]

Linear propyl is sometimes termed normal and written with a prefix n- (i.e., n-propyl). However, n- is redundant because the absence of any prefix implies an unbranched propyl.[3]

In addition there is a third, cyclic, form called cyclopropyl, or c-propyl. It is not isomeric with the other two forms, having the chemical formula -C3H5.


  • Examples 1
    • Other examples 1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3


Propyl ethanoate, also called propyl acetate.

This is propyl ethanoate, an ester. The propyl group is attached to the molecule after the middle oxygen.

Other examples

See also


  1. ^ IUPAC Nomenclature - Acyclic Hydrocarbons Rule A-1.
  2. ^ IUPAC Nomenclature - Acyclic Hydrocarbons Rule A-2.
  3. ^ IUPAC Nomenclature - Acyclic Hydrocarbons Rule A-1.
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