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chromophore Line breaks: chromo|phore
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊməfɔː/

Definition of chromophore in English:


An atom or group whose presence is responsible for the colour of a compound.
Example sentences
  • While researchers have discovered all colored compounds do indeed contain one or more chromophores, not all chromophore containing compounds are colored.
  • Fading occurs when any chemical process breaks the sequence of conjugated double bonds constituting the chromophore - the dye moiety that imparts colour.
  • Benzene compounds with which chromophores are combined are known as chromogens.


Example sentences
  • Such heterogeneous systems are generally characterized by the confinement of groups of chromophoric molecules to micron- or submicron-sized structures, which are dispersed in a buffered, partly aqueous medium.
  • As the chromophoric part of the molecule is inserted deeper in the membrane, singlet oxygen is produced by photosensitization at a greater depth.
  • Here, internal protonation processes between the chromophoric group and the proton binding site close to the chromophoric group were assumed.
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