I'm struggling to name this compound shown below:
I'll post my chain of thought here so it can be corrected!
- longest chain is marked as below:
- this is because the functional group with the highest priority is the aldehyde (HCO) functional group, so the chain should contain this functional group
- the chain continues down to to bottom-right to obtain the maximum length with the greatest number of substituents (although actually looking at it now, could the carbon chain go left and skip the double bond?)
- there's a butyl side chain on carbon 3
- there's a double bond at carbon 3
- there's an ethyl side chain on carbon 4
- there are two methyl groups on carbon 5
- following CIP rules, the groups with highest priority are arranged opposite each other, so the molecule is E
Therefore, would the molecule be (E)-3-butyl-4-ethyl-5,5-dimethylhex-3-enal? Or have I got myself completely mixed up...
Thanks for any help!