Definition of Schiff base in English:

Schiff base

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  • An organic compound having the structure R1R2CNR3 (where R1,2,3 are alkyl groups and R1 may be hydrogen).
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    • 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.

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