Definition of imine in English:
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.
Definition of imine in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan