Definition of Schiff base in English:
An organic compound having the structure R1R2CNR3 (where R1,2,3 are alkyl groups and R1 may be hydrogen).
- On the other hand, in polar conjugated systems such as protonated Schiff bases the funnel shows a structure with just one twisted double bond.
- The chloride is close to the Schiff base, although in unfavorable position for hydrogen bonding.
- In some crystal structures, the conformational changes are limited to local residues surrounding the Schiff base.
late 19th century: named after Hugo Schiff (1834–1915), German chemist.