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Any of various chemical groups that absorb light of certain wavelengths and when present in an organic compound, such as a dye or pigment, are responsible for the color of the compound.

chro′mo·phor′ic (-fôr′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) a group of atoms in a chemical compound that are responsible for the colour of the compound
ˌchromoˈphoric, ˌchromoˈphorous adj


(ˈkroʊ məˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.
chro`mo•phor′ic (-ˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.chromophore - the chemical group that gives color to a molecule
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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Commonly, the incorporation of this chromophore group into the polymer backbone is carried out adding chemical additives, like ester, ketones, or lactones, during the polymerization process [11].
Therefore the detachment of chromophore group from the dye structure is determined.
The environmental problem is increased because these dyes have a chromophore group, consisting of a central carbon (methine group) bonded to three terminal aryl groups, which may be substituted by amino or hydroxyl functional groups in the para position of the aromatic ring (Thetford 2006).
Measurements with spectrophotometer to identify the chromophore group of artemisinin and its derivatives which consist of artesunat, artemether.
The bands in the 338-330nm range are attributed to p- p transition originating in the C=N chromophore group [40].