Univalent groups containing carbon, which are thus organic, but which have their free valence
at an atom other than carbon. This collective term is seldom used; specific subclasses are more frequently encountered (organothio or organylthio, organogermanium or organylgermanium groups). The synonymous term organoelement groups is occasionally encountered. E.g. phenoxy, acetamido, pyridinio
), trimethylsilyl; but not hydroxyphenyl, aminoacetyl.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1353