am·​i·​nal | \ ˈa-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce aminal (audio) \
plural aminals

Definition of aminal

: a chemical functional group composed of two amines attached to a single carbon atom The invention relates to a method for producing methylene diphenyl diamine (MDA) comprising the following steps a) to c): a) converting formaldehyde and aniline to an aminalU.S. Fed News, 28 Oct. 2010

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First Known Use of aminal

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aminal

amine + -al (in acetal)

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“Aminal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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