Definition of imide in English:

imide

Syllabification: im·ide
Pronunciation: /ˈimīd
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • An organic compound containing the group —CONHCO—, related to ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acyl groups.
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    • 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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