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Definition of "oxime" [ox•ime]

  • Any of a group of compounds containing a CNOH group, formed by treating aldehydes or ketones with hydroxylamine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oxime" in a sentence
  • "When the oxime reacts with chloroacetyl chloride while in the presence of sodium hydroxide, diazepam, or valium, is formed."
  • "It is made by combing p-chloromethylaniline with benzoyl chloride and hydroxylamine to make the benzophenone oxime."
  • "Michler's ketone is primarily found in Canada as a residue in paper colourants; n-BGE is used as a diluent in epoxy resins, which are then used to make coatings, adhesives, binders, sealants, fillers, electrical insulation and resins; and, 2-butanone oxime is used primarily to prevent film from forming in alkyd paints, primers, varnishes and stains."