Definition of dimerize in English:


Line breaks: di¦mer|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪmərʌɪz
(also dimerise)


[no object] Chemistry
Combine with a similar molecule to form a dimer: AlCl3 molecules dimerize to form molecules of Al2Cl6
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  • Most of the free probe had dimerized via disulfide bond cross-linking, yielding a spectrum with five lines and alternating linewidths.
  • On the other hand, the viologen radical cation has a tendency to dimerize in a polar solution because of the poor hydrophilicity.
  • Sulfonated phthalocyanines are well known to dimerize in aqueous solution.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Indeed these two polar amino acids can interact with orthosilicic acid present in marine aqueous solutions and favor silica dimerization.
  • A key step in the calculation of the free energy of dimerization concerns the entropy loss upon bringing two monomer chains together to form the dimer.
  • Another domain is usually responsible for dimerization or oligomerization of the transcription factor monomers.

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