[¦en ¦en‚prīm ′kar·bə‚nil‚dī·i′mid·ə‚zōl]
(organic chemistry)
C7H6N4O Crystals with a melting point of 115.5-116°C; hydrolyzed by water very quickly; used in the synthesis of peptides.
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To a solution of benzoic acid (1.0 g, 8.2 mmol) in 40 [cm.sup.3] anhydrous DCM, N,N'-carbonyldiimidazole (1.6 g, 9.8 mmol) was added at room temperature.
N,N'-carbonyldiimidazole is a useful, general carboxylic acid activating reagent, and its byproduct imidazole can serve as the catalyst.