Imide meaning

ĭmīd
An acidic organic compound containing two carbonyl groups bonded to ammonia or to a primary amine.
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A strongly basic anion, NH2− , or a salt containing it.
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An organic compound having the divalent radical NH combined with two acid radicals.
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A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent acid group or two monovalent acid groups. Peptides and proteins are chains of imides formed when two amino acids are joined by a peptide bond.
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(chemistry) A form of amide in which the nitrogen atom is attached to two carbonyl groups - R1CONHCOR2
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Origin of imide

  • Alteration of amide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition