acyl groups

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00123
Groups formed by removing one or more hydroxy groups from @O04374@ that have the general structure RkE(=O)l(OH)m (l ≠ 0), and replacement analogues of such acyl groups. In organic chemistry an unspecified acyl group is commonly a carboxylic acyl group. E.g.
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Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1311 [Terms] [Paper]