Radical anions (or the corresponding salts) derived from @[email protected] by addition of an electron R2C·–O\(\leftrightarrow\) R2C–O·.
Ketyls produce two types of conjugate acids: R2C.–OH and R2CH–O.. The former are α-hydroxyalkyl radicals and the latter are alkoxyl radicals, but they have also been called ketyls in @[email protected]
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1346 [Terms] [Paper]