Compounds formally derived from an oxoacidRkE(=O)l(OH)m
≠ 0) and an alcohol, phenol, heteroarenol, or enol by linking with formal loss of
water from an acidic hydroxy group of the former and a hydroxy group of the latter.
By extension acyl
derivatives of alcohols
, etc. Acyl derivatives of chalcogen analogues of alcohols
, tellurols) etc. are included. E.g.
-Alkyl derivatives of other acidic compounds [see amides (1)
] may be named as esters but do not belong to the class esters proper. E.g.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
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