from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An organic compound containing an amine group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
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- noun organic chemistry Any of a class of
unsaturated nitrogen compounds, having the general formulaR2C=C(R)-NR2, prepared by the condensation reactionof an aldehydeor ketonewith an secondary amine; they are the tautomericforms of imines.
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- noun an amine containing the double bond linkage -C=C-N-
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[en-, chemically unsaturated (from –ene) + –amine.]
At exactly the same moment, the organic catalyst interacts with the aldehyde, forming an enamine, also an activated unstable molecule.