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Amines

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Amines range from simple structures to very complex structures. Some simple amines and their Kb values are given below.

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There are a wide variety of naturally occurring amines. Amines include caffeine, morphine, cocaine, quinine, and amphetamines, just to name a few. Amines are also biologically important. Some of the biologically important amines include thiamine, adrenaline, acetyl choline, and riboflavin.

Gamma-aminobutyrate is an amine and a neurotransmitter. It has mainly an inhibitory function and is extensively found as a neurotransmitter in the Purkinje cells of the central nervous system.



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Which of the following is the most acidic?

A CH3NH2
B CH3CH2NH2
C (CH3)2NH
D CH3OH
Ans. D In general, alcohols (comparable) are more acidic than amines. In the choices, the only alcohol given is ethanol.

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