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An organic compound having the structure R¹R²CNR³ (where R¹,²,³ are alkyl groups and R¹ may be hydrogen).
- ‘This reorientation of the Schiff base determines the vectoriality of the proton pump.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Thus, continuous illumination creates another kind of deprotonated Schiff base containing photoproduct unrelated to the azide photocycle we described here.’
- ‘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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