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Imine

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  • An imine is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    R1, R2, and R3 could be hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or any combination thereof.

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    If, in an imine molecule, the ligand on the nitrogen atom is an alkyl or aryl group, the imine is also called a Schiff’s base.

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    The carbon-nitrogen double bond in an imine molecule is called the imine group.