benzylic groups
Arylmethyl groups and derivatives formed by substitution: ArCR2, Benzyl,
, is the prototype. The term 'benzylic position' or 'benzylic site' refers to the saturated carbon atom. A group, such as –OH, attached at a benzylic site is sometimes referred to as 'benzylic'.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1322 [Terms] [Paper]