Definition of azobenzene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌāzōˈbenzēn/ Pronunciation: /ˌazōˈbenzēn/


A synthetic crystalline organic compound used chiefly in dye manufacture.
  • Chemical formula: (C6H5)N=N(C6H5).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: az·o·ben·zene

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