chromophore [kroh-muh-fawr, -fohr] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.
Origin of chromophore First recorded in 1875–80;+ Related formschro·mo·phor·ic [kroh-muh-fawr-ik, -for-ik] /ˌkroʊ məˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for chromophore Historical Examples of chromophore
Baeyer has suggested that the nine carbon atom system of xanthone may act as a chromophore.
In other words, an auxochrome in addition to the chromophore group transforms a colorless chromogen into a colored one.
This is in agreement with the chromophore ideas of Hugo Kaufmann.
British Dictionary definitions for chromophore chromophore noun
- a group of atoms in a chemical compound that are responsible for the colour of the compound
Derived Formschromophoric or chromophorous, adjective chromophore in Medicine chromophore [krō′mə-fôr′] n.
- A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in coloration of certain organic compounds.color radical