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1. An acidic organic compound containing two carbonyl groups bonded to ammonia or to a primary amine.
2. A strongly basic anion, NH2-, or a salt containing it.

[Alteration of amide.]

i·mid′ic (ə-mĭd′ĭk, ĭ-mĭd′-), im′i·do (ĭm′ĭ-dō′) adj.


(ˈɪm ɪˌdoʊ)

containing the bivalent group NH linked to one or two acid groups.
[1880–85; independent use of imido-]
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The formation of amidines between imido esters and amines from protein side chains was first described in 1962 by Hunter et al.
These methods are based on the fact that an amine is able to react with an imido ester only if it is deprotonated, which occurs at pH > [pK.
Current projects include the creation of extended structures involving imido analogues of common oxo-anions and investigations of coordination complexes and polymers formed by novel ambidentate ligands.