Compounds in which a hydroxy group, –OH, is attached to a saturated carbon atom R3COH. The term 'hydroxyl' refers to the radical species, HO..
See also: enols, phenols
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307 (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1312
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PAC, 1993, 65, 1357 (Revised nomenclature for radicals, ions, radical ions and related species (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 1357