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Amines are organic compounds and functional groups that contain a basic nitrogen atom with a lone pair. Amines can be thought of as alkyl derivatives of ammonia. An amino compound has an amino or amine group (NH2) bound to its chain at any point. The amino acids are a key subset of the amino family, having the general graphic formula NH2CHRCOOH (where R can also be H; the result is glycine, the simplest of the amino acids). Amines are preferably named by adding the suffix -amine to the name of the parent radical.[1]



  1. Gokel, George W (2003). Dean's Handbook of Organic Chemistry (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 1.29. ISBN 978-0-07137593-1. 

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