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 (ē′nə-mēn′, ĕn′ə-, ĭ-năm′ēn)
An organic compound containing an amine group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.

[en-, chemically unsaturated (from -ene) + -amine.]


(Chemistry) a type of unsaturated compound
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Noun1.enamine - an amine containing the double bond linkage -C=C-N-
amine, aminoalkane - a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
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The modular and convergent method of the oxazole synthesis will facilitate both major and fine tuning of the catalysts function in single point, dual point and triple point activation, across nucleophilic catalysis, H-bond activation, and secondary amine catalysis for iminium and enamine based processes.
Compound 3 is of interest because the exocyclic double bond is part enamine, part vinyl ether, part diene and part |A, |A-unsaturated ketone simultaneously.
Tokyo, Japan, May 19, 2006 - (JCN) - Carna Biosciences has concluded a joint research agreement with Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Enamine.
It is now believed that the interconversion actually occurs by tautomerization of an enamine intermediate formed during the transamination of t-(+)-isoleucine (17-19).
Alternatively or additionally, the Michael donor contains beta-ketoamide, enamine carboxylate, enamine amide, pyrazolone, isoxazolone, hydantoin, rhodanine, thio-substituted unsaturated ester, thio-substituted lactone or phosphonite or phosphinite ester groups.
The steroidal enamine lactam intermediates used as starting materials were prepared as we first described in 1958.
10) Enamine derivatives and long chain fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids are some other absorption enhancers of insulin studied in rectal delivery.
Six 2-(2-pyridyl) cycloalkanones were synthesized by the condensation of morpholine enamine of the appropriate cycloalkanone with pyridine-1-oxide in the presence of benzoyl chloride.
KIEV, Ukraine -- Enamine Ltd, a leading provider of screening compounds, chemical building blocks and discovery services, today announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB), Cambridge, UK, and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IOCB), Prague, Czech Republic.
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The complementary use of spectroscopic techniques on a model system determined that the crosslinking reaction yields an imine, not an enamine as has been proposed in some literature.
Subsequent treatment with ozone yielded 3,5-seco-4-nor-5-cholestanon-3-oic acid, which was converted to 4-methyl-4-aza-5-cholesten-3-one, an enamine lactam, by reaction under heat and pressure with methylamine.