from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A combining form used in chemistry to indicate the presence, in the compound, of the divalent group NH. Incorrectly imido-.
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- noun chemistry The
divalent radical=NH or =N-R
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There is also an unusual compound (a cyclic imino acid) that presumably is a natural derivative of L-dopa.
Toxic compounds such as alkaloids and cyanogenic glycosides do not occur in Calliandra spp. but a range of insecticidal, non-protein, sulphur-containing amino acids and rare imino acids have been found in the seeds and seedlings of a number of species.
Mature leaves, which have had time to develop physical attributes such as toughness and waxiness, require only the protection conferred by the imino acids
These compounds are known to have toxic effects against a range of leaf and seed-eating insects, and it is suggested that the seeds and tender young leaves, those parts which need most protection from the point of view of survival of the species, benefit from a dual defence mechanism comprised of both amino and imino acids.
Acid anhydrides replace the imino-hydrogen atom by acidyl radicals, and boiling with water converts them into phenols.
Summit is at the forefront of developing new, second-generation imino sugars and has a focus in two therapeutic areas: anti-infectives and metabolic diseases.
The development of Summit's imino sugar platform is the major focus of the Company's research and development activities.