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 (ə-sĕt′ə-mīd′, ăs′ĭt-ăm′īd′)
The crystalline amide of acetic acid, C2H5NO, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in lacquers and explosives.
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(ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd; əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd) or


(Elements & Compounds) a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2
[C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide]
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(əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd)

a white, crystalline solid, C2H5NO, the amide of acetic acid: used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
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Noun1.acetamide - a colorless solid amide of acetic acid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organic compoundsacetamide - a colorless solid amide of acetic acid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organic compounds
amide - any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
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References in periodicals archive ?
Pais, "Acyclic ketene aminal phosphates derived from N,N-diprotected acetamides: stability and cross-couplings," Tetrahedron Letters, vol.
Summary: A base-catalyzed one pot reaction has been developed for the synthesis of 2-(1H-indol-3-yl)- acetamides via coupling of 1,1-carbonyldiimidazole with 2-(1H-indol-3-yl) acetic acid resulting in the formation of a reactive intermediate which on treatment with different substituted anilines afford 2-(1H- indol-3-yl)-acetamides in good yield.
Can-Eke, "Synthesis and evaluation of antioxidant properties of novel 2-[2-(4-chlorophenyl) benzimidazole-1-yl]-N-(2arylmethylene amino) acetamides and 2-[2-(4-chlorophenyl) benzimidazole-1-yl]-N-(4-oxo-2-aryl-thiazolidine-3-yl) acetamides-I," Chemical Biology and Drug Design, vol.
Despite the presence of the O-aryl moiety, the photoinduced carbamate cleavage was not observed and only dehalogenated products, phenols 2a,b, and acetamides 3a,b, were isolated.
Misra, "Normal modes, molecular orbitals and thermochemical analyses of 2, 4 and 3, 4 dichloro substituted phenyl-N-(1, 3-thiazol-2-yl) acetamides: DFT study and FTIR spectra," Journal of Theoretical Chemistry, vol.
Chitin and chitosan contain some functional groups such as acetamides, amines and hydroxyl which are capable of interacting with 2,4 DCP and 2,4,6 TCP through hydrogen bonding, Van der Waals interactions or ion exchange.
For mouse oocytes matured in vivo, 1.33 M G was found to have the lowest permeability into the cytoplasm when compared to other permeable reagents (EG, PG, DMSO, and acetamides) at a similar molarity (Pedro et al., 2005).
The olefinically unsaturated monomer corresponds to one or more monomers selected from at least one olefinically unsaturated monomer selected from the group consisting of: a) mono- and di-esters of crotonic acid, cinnamic acid, fumaric acid, maleic acid, citraconic acid, and itaconic acid; b) carboxyfunctional monomers; c) N-vinyl caprolactam, vinyl phosphonates, N-vinyl formamides, N-vinyl acetamides, hydroxypropyl acrylates and methacrylates, monoacrylates and monomethacrylates of polyalkylene glycols, acrylates, methacrylates, acrylic acid and methacrylic acid amides containing amine groups; d) vinyl esters corresponding to general formula (I) CH2xCH--O--C(O)--R1, with R1=C11-21.
Keywords: 1,3,4-Oxadiazole, 2-chlorobenzoic acid, Acetamides, Antibacterial activity, Enzyme inhibition activity.
Compound 3 on reaction with 2-bromo-N-aryl/aralkyl substituted acetamides, 5a-d, synthesized the products, 6a-d.
Thomas et al., "Adamantyl carboxamides and acetamides as potent human 11[beta]- hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 inhibitors," Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, vol.
Thus, in this communication, the synthesis of 2-chloroquinoline-3-carbaldehyde 3 from N-aryl acetamides was followed by reaction with Vilsmeier reagent and transformation into different functionalities.