# Does CH3CHNH exist, and what is it called?

I am drawing different Lewis Structures of small compounds containing nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon. One permutation is $\ce{CH_3CHNH}$, but I have never heard of this compound. Initially, and falsely, I thought this compound was acetonitrile. It isn't coming up in Wolfram Alpha, Pubchem, or Wikipedia.

Does this compound exist? Also, what would this compound be called regardless of its existence value?

• en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanimine – Loong Dec 6 '15 at 18:59
• @Loong I found that searching 'CH3CHNH' did not get me anything, but Ethanimine does appear to be the right compound name for 'CH3CHNH'. – Galen Dec 6 '15 at 19:52

• @Galen imines typically hydrolise very fast, unless stabilized by bulky substituents and $\pi$ conjugation. Typical example of stabilized imines are Schiff bases, oxyms, hydrazones, iminoesters and varios compounds with imine group included in aromatic system. like pyridine. – permeakra Dec 7 '15 at 14:42