noun[mass noun] Chemistry
An organic compound containing the group —C=NH or —C=NR where R is an alkyl or other group.
- These compounds, widely distributed among freshwater and marine organisms, are cyclohexenone or cyclohexenimine rings conjugated with imine or amino acids substituents.
- Well-known covalent immobilization involves the formation of disulfide, imine, or amide bonds.
- This reaction probably involves proton transfer followed by electron transfer, which is the reason that the protonated imine is easier to reduce than the aldehyde.
Late 19th century: from amine, on the pattern of the pair amide, imide.
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