Definition of azine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈazēn/ Pronunciation: /ˈāˌzēn/


A cyclic organic compound having a ring including one or (typically) more nitrogen atoms.
Example sentences
  • These compounds can be prepared from reduction of nitro compounds, by the action of nitric acid on amines, from compounds containing the carbonyl group (azines), and from the salts of hydrazoic acid (azide).
  • More intriguing is a theoretical paper analyzing medium-dependent photoisomerization of benzaldehyde azine.
  • NMR spectroscopy is an excellent tool to probe the degree of conjugation through the azine bridge.


Late 19th century: from azo- + -ine4.

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Syllabification: az·ine

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