acyloins

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00126
α-Hydroxy @K03386@,
RCH(OH)C(=O)R
. So named from the fact that they are formally derived from reductive @C01025@ of carboxylic @A00123@.
See also:
ketones
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1312 [Terms] [Paper]