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cyclize

Syllabification: cy·clize
Pronunciation: /ˈsīk(ə)ˌlīz
 
/

Definition of cyclize in English:

verb

Chemistry
Undergo or cause to undergo a reaction in which one part of a molecule becomes linked to another to form a closed ring.
Example sentences
  • The semialdehyde cyclizes spontaneously to Dpyrroline - 5-carboxylate which is then reduced to proline by an NADPH-dependent reductase.
  • Quantitation of the ligation efficiencies shows that 13% of the 40-mer cyclized, but 82% of the 42-mer cyclized.
  • The biradical can revert to the starting material, cyclize to give a cyclobutanol derivative, or in our case, fragment to an alkene and an enol component.

Derivatives

cyclization

1
Pronunciation: /ˌsīk(ə)ləˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • It has no nitrogen and is easily created when acetone undergoes acid-catalyzed cyclization to form a 9-membered ring containing three peroxide bonds.
  • Limonene synthase catalyses the stereo-specific cyclization of geranyl diphosphate to form a monocyclic monoterpene, limonene.
  • During the cyclisation of the intermediate polyamic acid to the polyimide, the resin becomes less hydrophobic.

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