Definition of azobenzene in English:

azobenzene

Line breaks: azo|ben¦zene
Pronunciation: /ˌeɪzəʊˈbɛnziːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A synthetic crystalline organic compound used chiefly in dye manufacture.
    • Chemical formula: (C6H5)NN(C6H5)
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    • Similar picosecond time constants and spectral signatures have been observed for the cooling of a number of dye molecules including azobenzene.
    • Ampb peptides are a new class of molecules where the photoisomerizable dye azobenzene is linked to the peptide moiety via a flexible methylene spacer.
    • The majority of quantitative reports have involved azobenzene, styryl or thioindigo structures, which undergo a cis-trans isomerization when photolyzed.

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