noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A strongly basic crystalline compound, used in organic synthesis.
- Although a molecule of guanidine contains only five hydrogen atoms, it can effectively store nine by extracting hydrogen from the water recovered from the exhaust.
- However, experience with guanidine and biguanides prompted the development of metformin.
- When guanidine hydrochloride is present these complexes dissociate into smaller units.
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