- a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acidic groups, characterized by the =NH group.
Origin of imide
First recorded in 1840–50; alteration of amide
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The glyoxalines are basic in character, and the imide hydrogen is replaceable by metals and alkyl groups.
- any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules contain the divalent group -CONHCO-
C19: alteration of amide
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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.
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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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