maleimide

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noun ma·le·i·mide \mə-ˈlē-i-ˌmīd, -ˈlā-\

Definition of maleimide

plural

maleimides

chemistry

  1. :  a cyclic imide C4H2O2NH of maleic acid used in high-temperature polymers The polymer is formed through the … cycloaddition of a compound containing four furan diene units … and an amine with three maleimide dienophiles … — Cheryl Hogue, Chemical & Engineering News, 4 Mar. 2002

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1904

First Known Use of maleimide

1904


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