One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An organic compound containing the group —C=NH or —C=NR where R is an alkyl or other group.
- ‘These compounds, widely distributed among freshwater and marine organisms, are cyclohexenone or cyclohexenimine rings conjugated with imine or amino acids substituents.’
- ‘Well-known covalent immobilization involves the formation of disulfide, imine, or amide bonds.’
- ‘The optical density of the imine solution was adjusted to approximately 1 at the excitation wavelength.’
- ‘The positive charge of the chromophore is localized primarily in the imine region of the chromophore and is stabilized by two nearby aspartic acid residues.’
- ‘This reaction probably involves proton transfer followed by electron transfer, which is the reason that the protonated imine is easier to reduce than the aldehyde.’
Late 19th century: from amine, on the pattern of the pair amide, imide.
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