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Naming Enantiomers: R,S System of Nomenclature

ChemieOrganische ChemieStereochemie

In this short learning unit, the R,S system, the CIP sequencing rules, and the naming of the absolute configuration of chirality centers are explained.


  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Naming enantiomers.
  • R,S system of nomenclature.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

chirality, enantiomer