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guanidine

Line breaks: guan|idine
Pronunciation: /ˈɡwɑːnɪdiːn
 
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Definition of guanidine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A strongly basic crystalline compound, used in organic synthesis.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from guano + -ide + -ine4.

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