https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C00820
Originally, compounds such as @[email protected] and @[email protected] having the @[email protected] formula Cn(H2O)n, hence 'hydrates of carbon'. The generic term carbohydrate includes @[email protected], @[email protected] and @[email protected] as well as substances derived from @[email protected] by reduction of the carbonyl group (@[email protected]), by @[email protected] of one or more terminal groups to @[email protected], or by replacement of one or more hydroxy group(s) by a hydrogen atom, an amino group, thiol group or similar groups. It also includes derivatives of these compounds.
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1325 [Terms] [Paper]