Imidazoline

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Structures of 2-, 3-, and 4-imidazolines.

Imidazoline is a class of heterocycles formally derived from imidazoles by the addition of H2 across one of two double bonds. Three isomers are known, 2-imidazolines, 3-imidazolines, and 4- imidazolines. The 2- and 3-imidazolines contain an imine center, whereas the 4-imidazolines contain an alkene group. The 2-Imidazoline group occurs in several drugs.[1]

Chemical relationship of imidazole to its reduced derivatives.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Liu, H. and Du, D.-M. (2009), Recent Advances in the Synthesis of 2-Imidazolines and Their Applications in Homogeneous Catalysis. Adv. Synth. Catal., 351: 489–519. doi: 10.1002/adsc.200800797