chromophore


chromophore

chromophore [kroh-muh-fawr, -fohr] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.

Origin of chromophore First recorded in 1875–80; chromo- + -phore 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.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1

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  • In other words, an auxochrome in addition to the chromophore group transforms a colorless chromogen into a colored one.

    Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives

    Y-Gwan Chen

  • This is in agreement with the chromophore ideas of Hugo Kaufmann.

    Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives

    Y-Gwan Chen

  • British Dictionary definitions for chromophore chromophore noun

    1. 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.

    1. A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in coloration of certain organic compounds.color radical

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