Definitions for imideˈɪm aɪd, ˈɪm ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•ideˈɪm aɪd, ˈɪm ɪd(n.)

  1. a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acidic groups.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of imide:

1840–50; < F (1835), appar. alter. of amideamide

i•mid•icɪˈmɪd ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imide(noun)

    any of a class of organic compounds that contain the divalent radical -CONHCO-


  1. imide(Noun)

    a form of amide in which the nitrogen atom is attached to two carbonyl groups - RCONHCOR

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imide(noun)

    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with the imido group, or with a monamine; hence, also, a derivative of ammonia, in which two atoms of hydrogen have been replaced by divalent basic or acid radicals; -- frequently used as a combining form; as, succinimide


  1. Imide

    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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