Definition of amine in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪmiːn


  • An organic compound derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms by organic groups.
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    • Ammonia and the organic amines, molecules in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia are replaced by organic groups, are weak bases.
    • Primary amides are prepared by reacting ammonia or amines with acid chlorides, anhydrides, or esters.
    • The early coordination compounds prepared using ammonia were metal amines.


mid 19th century: from ammonia + -ine4.

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