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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 conversion of glutamate to aminobutyrate is best described as:

A A neutralization reaction
B A decarboxylation reaction
C A deamination reaction
D An amination reaction
Ans. B The conversion that is asked for in the question is accompanied by the loss of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is a typical example of a decarboxylation reaction.

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