quinone diimine

noun quinone di·imine \-ˈdīəˌmēn\

Definition of quinone diimine

  1. 1 :  a colorless crystalline compound HN=C6H4=NH regarded as derived from quinone (see quinone 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. 2 :  a compound derived from a quinone by replacement of both oxygen atoms by imino groups

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Origin and Etymology of quinone diimine

diimine from di- + imine


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