# How do you name imines?

Jun 21, 2016

You name imines as alkane-substituted imines.

#### Explanation:

Imines are compounds with a $\text{C=N}$ double bond.

Their general formula is $\text{R"_2"C=NR}$.

Here are some examples with their names:

$\text{CH"_3"CH"_2"CH"_2"CH"_2"CH"_2"CH=NH}$
$\text{hexan-1-imine}$

("CH"_3"CH"_2)_2"CHCH=NCH"_2"CH"_3
$N , 2 \text{-diethylbutan-1-imine}$

("CH"_3)_2"C=NH"
$\text{propan-2-imine}$

If another group in the molecule has a higher priority, the group is named as an imino substituent. For example,

$\text{H"_2"NCH"_2"CH"_2"CH"_2"CH=NH}$
$\text{4-iminobutan-1-amine}$