Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.4.3 Imines

Compounds having the general structure or (where may be equal to H) have been called generically "aldimines" and "ketimines", respectively. Imines with the general structure or may be named substitutively as "-ylidene" derivatives of the parent hydride azane or by replacing the final "e", if present, of the name of the parent hydride or with the suffix "-imine". Compounds with the general structure or may also be named as N-substituted imines or as "ylidene" derivatives of an amine (see R-5.4.1 and R-5.4.2).

Note: The class terms "aldimines" and "ketimines" mentioned above have been derived from names such as "benzaldehyde imine" or "ethyl methyl ketone imine" in which "imine" is a functional modifier.

Examples to R-5.4.3

R-5.4.4 Hydroxylamines
R-5.4.5 Amine oxides

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