Adjective "imidazole" definition and examples

(Imidazole may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌɪmɪˈdeɪzəʊl//ɪˈmɪdəzəʊl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A colourless crystalline compound with mildly basic properties, present as a substituent in the amino acid histidine.
  1. 'Conventional modeling of the amino acid side chains was used, that is, the zinc ligands aspartate, cysteinate, and histidine were modeled by acetate, methylthiolate, and imidazole, respectively.'
  2. 'In contrast, the lipid portion of the cuticular membrane, the cuticle proper and the matrix of the cuticular layer react with imidazole.'

More definitions

1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C 3 H 4 N 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.

More examples(as adjective)

"derivatives can be imidazole."

Origin

Late 19th century: from imide + azo- + -ole.