Ethers & Epoxides. Ether Nomenclature. Compounds that contain two organic groups attached to an oxygen atom General formula is 1. Common Names Name both groups attached to the oxygen in alphabetical order Add the word ether. Ether Nomenclature Examples. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Alkyl sulfates, in the presence of NaOH, are used to prepare ethers of phenols
Ex. React oxirane with concentrated HCl.