Nomenclature of Ether Preparation and Properties
→ Common System : According to common system, ether are named according to alkyl groups attachd to the oxygen atom. The names of the two alkyl groups linked to oxygen are written alphabetically followed by suffix ether.
→ IUPAC System : According to IUPAC system ether are named as alkoxy alkanes, Ether are considered as organic compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom by —OR group from an alkane (R—H).
→ The larger alkyl group forms the parent chain while smaller alkyl group forms part of alkoxy group.
Common and TUPAC names of some ether is given in following table: