imine

[ih-meen, im-in]
noun Chemistry.
a compound containing the =NH group united with a nonacid group.

Origin:
1880–85; alteration of amine

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imine (ɪˈmiːn, ˈɪmiːn)
 
n
any of a class of organic compounds in which a nitrogen atom is bound to one hydrogen atom and to two alkyl or aryl groups. They contain the divalent group NH
 
[C19: alteration of amine]

IMinE
 
abbreviation for
Institution of Mining Engineers

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imine im·ine (ĭm'ēn', -ĭn, ĭ-mēn)
n.
A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent nonacid group.

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imine   (ĭm'ēn', -ĭn, ĭ-mēn')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A compound derived from ammonia and containing an NH group attached by a double bond to a carbon atom in another group.

  2. The radical CNH, having a double bond between the carbon and nitrogen atoms.


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Oxygen reacts with the imine radical to form the peroxide radical which leads to the production of imine and hydrogen peroxide.
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