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Succinimide



Succinimide
General
Systematic name Pyrrolidine-2,5-dione
Other names Succinimide
Succinic acid imide
Molecular formula C4H5NO2
SMILES O=C1NC(=O)CC1
Molar mass 99.09 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline powder
CAS number [123-56-8]
Properties
Solubility in water Soluble
Melting point 123 - 125 °C
Decomposition > 287 °C
Boiling point 285 - 290 °C
Acidity (pKa)  ?
Basicity (pKb)  ?
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Irritant
Slightly Flammable
NFPA 704
1
1
0
 
Flash point  ?
Autoignition
temperature
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R/S statement S24/25 S28 S37 S45
RTECS number WN2200000
Related compounds
Related Imides Maleimide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Succinimide is a cyclic imide with the formula C4H5NO2. It appears as a white or colorless crystalline solid, and has a faint odor of sweat.[citation needed] It is used in a variety of organic synthesis, as well as in some industrial silver plating processes.

Additional recommended knowledge

Succinimides

Succinimides refers to compounds that contain the succinimide group. These compounds have some notable uses. Firstly, several succinimides are used as anticonvulsant drugs, including ethosuximide, phensuximide, and methsuximide. Succinimides are also used to form covalent bonds between proteins or peptides and plastics, which is useful in a variety of assay techniques.

See also

  • Maleimide
  • Succinic anhydride
 
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