This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oxime
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any compound containing the group -C=NOH
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Any of a class of organic compounds, of general formula RR'C=NOH, derived from the condensation of an aldehyde (R' = H) or ketone with hydroxylamine.
Origin: oxygen imide
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An oxime is a chemical compound belonging to the imines, with the general formula R¹R²C=N O H, where R¹ is an organic side chain and R² may be hydrogen, forming an aldoxime, or another organic group, forming a ketoxime. O-substituted oximes form a closely related family of compounds. Amidoximes are oximes of amides with general structure RC.
Oximes are usually generated by the reaction of hydroxylamine and aldehydes or ketones. The term oxime dates back to the 19th century, a portmanteau of the words oxygen and imide.