alditols

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00210
Acyclic polyols having the general formula HOCH2[CH(OH)]nCH2OH (formally derivable from an @[email protected] by reduction of the carbonyl group).
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1312 [Terms] [Paper]