Aziridine meaning

(organic chemistry) A three-membered heterocycle containing two methylene groups and an imine; the nitrogen equivalent of ethylene oxide.
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(by extension) Any derivative of this basic structure.
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Origin of aziridine

  • aza- + -iridine. Aza denotes a monocycle with a single nitrogen atom, and iridine is used to mark a three-membered monocycle.

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