OK, professors, I give up on this class of chemicals. I am seeing MSDSs on everything from detergents to pesticides to photosensitive chemical developers listing this category of chemical. Of course, they are hiding an individual chemical by listing a whole class probably by a synonym, but I'm even confused about what the generic structure looks like.
I know what an alkyl group is, so let's call it R-
I know what an alcohol looks like, so lets use ethanol.
Oxy means an 0=
But how do I fit these together into what they are talking about?
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