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- noun organic chemistry Any
chemical compound, analogous to the amidesin which the oxygenatom of the carbonylgroup is replaced by sulfur; R-CS-NH2 (and N-derivatives)
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Looking over the small SAR table provided, I note that if you switch that thioamide group (the part that the chemists hate the most) to a regular amide, turning the thing into an thiazolidinedione, you lose all the activity.