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An organic compound containing the group —CONHCO—, related to ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acyl groups.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Availability of the N-O type of conjugation in the imide cycle was considered for the compounds 3-6.’
Mid 19th century: from French, arbitrary alteration of amide.
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