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1. An organic crystalline base, C3H4N2, that is an inhibitor of histamine.
2. Any of various derivatives of this compound, which often have antifungal, anthelmintic, or antibiotic properties.


(ˌɪmɪdˈæzəʊl; -ɪdəˈzəʊl)
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: glyoxaline or iminazole a white crystalline basic heterocyclic compound; 1,3-diazole. Formula: C3H4N2
2. (Elements & Compounds) any substituted derivative of this compound
[C19: from imide + azole]


(ˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl)

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
[1890–95; imide + azole]
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Noun1.imidazole - an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor
alkali, base - any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
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Shaikhnajdi, Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Modified with 1-buthyl 3-methyl Imidazolium Hexaflouro Phosphate Supported on Sawdust as a Selective Adsorbent for Solid Phase Extraction of Bi(III).
Porky play distinguishes itself from other toys as it is made of biodegradable material with imidazolium oligomers with an antibacterial function.
In our previous work [16] it was shown that functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with imidazolium ionic liquids allows greater increment of mechanical stiffness and thermal stability of ethylene-octene copolymer with high octene co-monomer content (38%) based composites in comparison to systems containing neat multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Banerjee, "Applicability of Cuckoo Search Algorithm for the Prediction of Multicomponent Liquid-Liquid Equilibria for Imidazolium and Phosphonium Based Ionic Liquids," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol.
The literature shows that the ionic liquids containing imidazolium cations are most commonly used for polymeric membrane modification of fuel cells [18, 19].
Called imidazolium oligomers, this material can kill 99.
The problem is solved by elastomeric materials comprising butyl and/or halobutyl rubbers or mixtures thereof, with 1 to 20 phr of at least one liquid imidazolium salt and with 1 to 40 phr of at least one filler having a graphitic structure.
Several studies have been focused on imidazolium [3,4] based ILs and a limited number have investigated ammonium- [5] and phosphonium-based [6] ILs.
g] Specific Example Range ( [degrees] C) Polymers (2) -173- Poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate) (syndiotactic) ~500 (377 [degrees] C) Plasticizers -127-67 Propylene glycol methyl ether (-125 (Coalescing [degrees] C) aids) (3) Water (4) -136 Solvents -196-84 (5-9) Ionic 159-409 1-alkyl imidazolium (174 - 211 [degrees] C) solvents (10) Proteins 146-256 Lysozyme (179 [degrees] C) (11-17) Amino acids 232-931 Methionine (362 [degrees] C) (12) Sugars 65-286 Sucrose (76 [degrees] C) (18-21) Silicate 423-1100 Pyrex (565 [degrees] C) glasses (22-26) Phosphate 542-763 [Li.
The imidazole ring of His367 takes up the liberated proton forming an imidazolium ion (general base catalysis).
Characterization and comparison of hydrophilic and hydrophobic room temperature ionic liquids incorporating the imidazolium cation.
Cationic head groups include imidazolium, pyridinium, pyrrolidinium, morpholinium, piperidium, quinolinium, quaternary ammonium, and quaternary phosphonium moieties; anionic head groups include tetrafluoroborate (B[F.