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Wrong definition?[edit]

'derivatives' of primary amines, not 'bound to' primary amines; once there are two substituents, the amine becomes a secondary one, right?


Imide ion?[edit]

I think I remember reading somewhere that imide ion is unstable with respect to autoprotolysis and that it readily reacts to give nitride (N3-) and amide (NH2-). Can anybody confirm? Bbi5291 (talk) 20:31, 6 July 2008 (UTC)


Are imides related to IMiDs as defined by, for instance, this article ? What does the acronym IMiD mean ? Palpalpalpal (talk) 12:46, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Main "imide" page should discuss all meanings, not only the one in organic chemistry[edit]

There are at least three different meanings to the word "imide", one even referenced in the present version of this article ("imide itself"), and the other used for INORGANIC compounds, e.g. magnesium imide. Those imides have nothing to do with carbonyl groups! This is WIKIPEDIA -- not organic chemistry website.

Given a substantial bias of the existing article, I'm ready to question whether the existing statements are even accurate -- that is, DOES imide "in organic chemistry" always refer to a "a functional group consisting of two carbonyl groups bound to nitrogen", or is it just the only type of "imide" ever encountered by some lazy organic chem grad student who created this page? If someone unbiased and knowledgeable could check and properly modify the present definition, would be great.

The rest of the page should clearly be moved to a single subsection, "organic chemistry use", with the present sections demoted by one level, and at least a stub new subsection "inorganic chemistry use" created. I know too little about the subject to edit the current page, but I'm tagging it as confusing. The same refers to amide page. (talk) 18:28, 19 March 2012 (UTC)