from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, containing, or combined with, the radical NH, which is called the imido group.
  • adjective an organic acid, consisting of one or more acid radicals so united with the imido group that it contains replaceable acid hydrogen, and plays the part of an acid.

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  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to an imide


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  • By the mid 1980's we had developed what I call well-defined catalysts for both the olefin and acetylene metathesis reactions that contained sterically protecting imido and/or alkoxide ligands.

    Richard R. Schrock - Autobiography 2006

  • I was impressed by the high oxidation state chemistry of osmium imido complexes being carried out by K. Barry Sharpless at MIT and invited him to DuPont to give a talk, probably in late 1974.

    Richard R. Schrock - Autobiography 2006


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