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Amino group

Definition of the noun amino group

What does amino group mean as a name of something?


  1. the radical -NH2
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of amino group: amino
    • more generic terms: chemical group / group / radical = two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    • more specific word: glucosamine = an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides


Amino group a.k.a. Amine: Amines are organic compounds and functional groups that contain a basic nitrogen atom with a lone pair. Amines are derivatives of ammonia, wherein one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a substituent such as an alkyl or aryl group. Important amines include amino acids, biogenic amines, trimethylamine, and aniline; see Category:Amines for a list of amines. Inorganic derivatives of ammonia are also called amines, such as chloramine; see Category:Inorganic amines.

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Google previewPolymeric Materials Encyclopedia, Twelve Volume Set (1996)

by Joseph C. Salamone

The reaction between an amino group and an epoxide group is the SN2 nucleophilic substitution. A primary amine adds to an epoxide ring to yield a secondary hydroxyl group and a secondary amino group. Then the secondary amino group ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

Amino acids contain a basic amino group (NH2) and an acidic carboxyl group ( COOH), both attached to the same carbon atom. Since the carboxyl group has a proton available for binding with the electrons of another atom, and the amino ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

an amino group links to the b- carbon atom. Posttranslationally modified amino acids (e.g., 4-hydroxyproline, 5- hydroxylysine, 3-methylhistidine, and dimethylarginines) occur in some proteins.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

They contain the functional group –NH2 (the amino group). Secondary amines have two hydrogens replaced, e.g. methylethylamine, CH3(C2H5)NH. Tertiary amines ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

CH amino group 3 tertiary amine (trimethylamine) primary amine (methylamine) Examples of amines. soluble salts ('hydrochlorides'). If alkali (sodium hydroxide) is added to solutions of such salts the free amine is liberated. If all four hydrogen ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2014)

by Andrew Hunt

They are carbon compounds with two functional groups: an amino group and a carboxylic acid group. Proteins consist of long chains of amino acids. There are about 20 different amino acids that link together to make proteins. H CH, CH2OH ...

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