Definition of imide in English:

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imide

Pronunciation: /ˈimīd/

noun

Chemistry
An organic compound containing the group —CONHCO—, related to ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acyl groups.
Example sentences
  • Fine-changing the structure, namely, substituting the hydroxyl group in the cyclic imide ring of 4 by a methylester group, triggers accumulation of 5 in the lipid droplets.
  • Availability of the N-O type of conjugation in the imide cycle was considered for the compounds 3-6.
  • Interestingly, the N-O type of conjugation in the imide ring provided at this stage the most active derivatives 4 and 5.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, arbitrary alteration of amide.

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Syllabification: im·ide

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