Originally mixed acetals resulting from the attachment of a glycosyl group to a non-acyl group RO–
(which itself may be derived from a saccharide and chalcogen replacements thereof (RS–
The bond between the glycosyl group and the OR group is called a glycosidic bond. By extension, the terms N
-glycosides and C
-glycosides are used as class names for glycosylamines and for compounds having a glycosyl group attached to a hydrocarbyl group respectively.
These terms are misnomers and should not be used. The preferred terms are glycosylamines and C
-glycosyl compounds, respectively.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1338 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567081307)
White Book, 2nd ed., p. 136 (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sbcs/iupac/bibliog/white.html)