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

Word History


amine + -al (in acetal)

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aminal was in 1985

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“Aminal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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