benzylic intermediates
Carbanions, carbenium ions or radicals, derived formally by detachment of one hydron, hydride or hydrogen, respectively, from the CH3 group of toluene or substitution derivatives thereof, e.g.
, benzyl radical.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1322 (