Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amine that contains the double bond linkage –C=C–N–R.

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  • n. Any of a class of unsaturated nitrogen compounds, having the general formula R2C=C(R)-NR2, prepared by the condensation reaction of an aldehyde or ketone with an secondary amine; they are the tautomeric forms of imines.

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  • n. an amine containing the double bond linkage -C=C-N-

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

en-, chemically unsaturated (from -ene) + -amine.

Examples

  • At exactly the same moment, the organic catalyst interacts with the aldehyde, forming an enamine, also an activated unstable molecule.

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