Definition of imide in English:

imide

noun

Chemistry
  • An organic compound containing the group —CONHCO—, related to ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acyl groups.

    • ‘An imide is a group in a molecule that has a general structure (drawn in red) which looks like this.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the N-O type of conjugation in the imide ring provided at this stage the most active derivatives 4 and 5.’
    • ‘Fine-changing the structure, namely, substituting the hydroxyl group in the cyclic imide ring of 4 by a methylester group, triggers accumulation of 5 in the lipid droplets.’
    • ‘Availability of the N-O type of conjugation in the imide cycle was considered for the compounds 3-6.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, arbitrary alteration of amide.

Pronunciation:

imide

/ˈimīd/