quinone diimine

noun

quinone di·​imine
-ˈdīəˌmēn
1
: a colorless crystalline compound HN=C6H4=NH regarded as derived from quinone (see quinone sense 1a) by replacement of both oxygen atoms by imino groups but made by oxidation of para-phenylenediamine

called also p-benzoquinone diimine, p-quinone diimine

2
: a compound derived from a quinone by replacement of both oxygen atoms by imino groups

Word History

Etymology

diimine from di- + imine

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“Quinone diimine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinone%20diimine. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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