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imide Line breaks: imide
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmʌɪd/

Definition of imide in English:


[mass 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.


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

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