Amides, Imides and Peptides


DR. JORDAN LLOYD is wrong in her conception of the nomenclature of imides and imines. While organic chemists will agree with her dictum that substances carrying the –NH2 group are amines, those which carry the >NH group are not necessarily imines. Thus, dimethylamine, (CH3)2NH, has such a group, and is still an amine; surely an imine must contain the structure >C=N–, as in the imino-ethers

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