In chemical industry, many imides are monomers used to make polyimides. The imides most commonly used for this are based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids of moderately high molecular weight. Such imides contain a heterocyclic ring, shown to the right. This particular imide is phthalimide, the heterocyclic imide of phthalic acid. It is an intermediate in the preparation of phthalocyanine dyes. Some phthalimides have luminescent qualities.
The imide functionality is present in the RNA nucleotide uracil and the DNA nucleotide thymine, and participates in Watson-Crick hydrogen bonding, where the carbonyl oxygens act as hydrogen-bond acceptors and the imide nitrogen acts as a hydrogen-bond donor.
Imides can be prepared in the isoimide-to-imide Mumm rearrangement.
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO ASAHI GLASS FOR "METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIS(SULFONYL)IMIDE AMMONIUM SALTS, BIS(SULFONYL)IMIDE, AND BIS(SULFONYL)IMIDE LITHIUM SALTS" (JAPANESE INVENTORS)
Mar 15, 2011; GENEVA, March 15 -- Publication No. WO/2011/027867 was published on March 10. Title of the invention: "METHOD FOR PRODUCING...
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO NIPPON SHOKUBAI FOR "FLUOROSULFONYL IMIDE SALT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLUOROSULFONYL IMIDE SALT" (JAPANESE INVENTORS)
Jun 06, 2011; GENEVA, June 6 -- Publication No. WO/2011/065502 was published on June 03. Title of the invention: "FLUOROSULFONYL Imide...