organic chemistry, an aldimine is an iminewhich is derived from an aldehyde.GoldBookRef|title=aldimines|url=http://goldbook.iupac.org/A00209.html|year=1995] As such, aldimines have the general formula R–CH=N–R'.
An important subset of aldimines are the
Schiff bases, in which the substituent on the nitrogenatom (R') is an
aryl group(i.e. "not" a hydrogenatom).GoldBookRef|title=Schiff bases (Schiff's bases)|url=http://goldbook.iupac.org/S05498.html|year=1995]
Aldimines may be named in three different manners:BlueBookRef|rec=R-5.4.3|pages=89–90]
#by replacing the final -e of the
parent hydride, R–CH3, with the suffix "-imine";
alkylidenederivatives of azane;
alkylidenederivatives of "amine".An obsolete nomenclature treats aldimines as derivatives of a parent aldehyde.
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