Definitions for imideˈɪm aɪd, ˈɪm ɪd
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im•ideˈɪm aɪd, ˈɪm ɪd(n.)
a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acidic groups.
Origin of imide:
1840–50; < F (1835), appar. alter. of amideamide
any of a class of organic compounds that contain the divalent radical -CONHCO-
a form of amide in which the nitrogen atom is attached to two carbonyl groups - RCONHCOR
a compound with, or derivative of, the imido group; specif., a compound of one or more acid radicals with the imido group, or with a monamine; hence, also, a derivative of ammonia, in which two atoms of hydrogen have been replaced by divalent basic or acid radicals; -- frequently used as a combining form; as, succinimide
In organic chemistry, an imide is a functional group consisting of two acyl groups bound to nitrogen. These compounds are structurally related to acid anhydrides, although imides are less reactive. In terms of commercial applications, imides are best known as components of high-strength polymers.
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