Acyclic polyols having the general formula HOCH2[CH(OH)]nCH2OH (formally derivable from an @A00213@ 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]
Citation: 'alditols' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00210 RISBibTexEndNote