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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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The conjugate acid of which of the following is the most acidic?

A Methylamine
B Ammonia
C tert-Butylamine
D Aniline
Ans. D From the values in Table 1, we can compare the basicity of the compounds. It appears that the weakest base is the conjugate base of aniline, which also makes it the most acidic.

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