Univalent groups containing carbon, which are thus organic, but which have their free
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))
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