quinone imine

variants: or quinonimine \ kwə̇ˈnōnəˌmēn , -​mə̇n \

Definition of quinone imine

1 : a colorless crystalline compound O=C6H4=NH regarded as derived from quinone (see quinone sense 1a) by replacement of one oxygen atom by the imino group but made by oxidation of para-aminophenol

called also p-benzoquinone imine, p-quinonimine

2 : a compound derived from a quinone by replacement of one or both oxygen atoms by the imino group

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International Scientific Vocabulary quinone + imine

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“Quinone imine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinone%20imine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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