Derivatives of oxoacids RnE(=O)OH
in which the hydroxy group is replaced by an amino group and the oxo group is replaced by =NR
. Amidines include carboxamidines, sulfinamidines and phosphinamidines, R2P(=NR)NR2
. In organic chemistry an unspecified amidine is commonly a carboxamidine.
See also: carboxamidines, sulfinamidines
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1315 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567081307)