Compounds having the structure
= H, hydrocarbyl).
Thus analogues of aldehydes or ketones, having NR
doubly bonded to carbon; aldimines have the structure RCH=NR, ketimines have the structure R'2C=NR
H). Imines include azomethines and Schiff bases. Imine is used as a suffix in systematic nomenclature to denote the C=NH
group excluding the carbon atom.
An obsolete term for azacycloalkanes.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1343