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Originally mixed acetals resulting from the attachment of a glycosyl group to a non-acyl group RO– (which itself may be derived from a saccharide and chalcogen replacements thereof (RS–, RSe–).
The bond between the glycosyl group and the OR group is called a glycosidic bond. By extension, the terms N-glycosides and C-glycosides are used as class names for glycosylamines and for compounds having a glycosyl group attached to a hydrocarbyl group respectively.
These terms are misnomers and should not be used. The preferred terms are glycosylamines and C-glycosyl compounds, respectively.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307 (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1338
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