Radical anions (or the corresponding salts) derived from ketones by addition of an electron R2C·–O↔︎ 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 @P04588@.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1346 (