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Alkoxy groups
Alkoxy groups
Aryloxy groups
Aryloxy groups

In chemistry, the alkoxy group is an alkyl group which is singularly bonded to oxygen; thus R−O. The range of alkoxy groups is vast, the simplest being methoxy (CH3O−).[1] An ethoxy group (CH3CH2O−) is found in the organic compound ethyl phenyl ether (C6H5OCH2CH3, also known as ethoxybenzene).

Related to alkoxy groups are aryloxy groups, which have an aryl group singularly bonded to oxygen such as the phenoxy group (C6H5O−).

An alkoxy or aryloxy group bonded to an alkyl or aryl (R−O−R') is an ether. If bonded to H it is an alcohol. An alkoxide (RO) is the ionic or salt form; it is a derivative of an alcohol where the proton has been replaced by a metal, typically sodium.[2]

References

  1. ^ "alkoxy group chemistry - trainingstrategies.co.uk". trainingstrategies.co.uk. 2022-03-24. Retrieved 2022-08-06.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Wade, Leroy G. (1998-07-20). "ether | chemical compound | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Archived from the original on 2022-08-06. Retrieved 2022-08-06.