Amines range from simple structures to very complex structures. Some simple amines and their Kb values are given below.
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.
g-Aminobutyrate can be best described as a: