Derivatives of oxoacidsRnE(=O)OH
in which the hydroxy group is replaced by an amino group and the oxo group is replaced
. Amidines include carboxamidines
. In organic chemistry an unspecified amidine is commonly a carboxamidine.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1315