aromatization


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a·ro·ma·tize

 (ə-rō′mə-tīz′)
tr.v. a·ro·ma·tized, a·ro·ma·tiz·ing, a·ro·ma·tiz·es
1. To make aromatic or fragrant: swirled the wine to aromatize it.
2. Chemistry To subject to a reaction that converts a substance into an aromatic compound.

a·ro′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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The pre-oxidation extent Al, the crystallite size [L.sub.c] and planar spacing d of pre-oxidized fibers was calculated by aromatization index (AI) formula (Eq.
During the postmenopausal period, adrenal androgens transform into estrogen by peripheral aromatization in obese patients.
Gao, Synthesis of ZSM-5 zeolite from expanded perlite/kaolin and its catalytic performance for FCC naphtha aromatization, Catal commun., 8, 1452 (2007).
Past studies have compared the ability of these two drugs to reduce aromatization, and a number of in vitro studies have indicated that letrozole is the more potent aromatase inhibitor compared with anastrozole.
(3) At a norethindrone acetate dose of 5 mg daily, aromatization would result in the production of less than 2 fig of ethinyl estradiol daily.
The cumaru oil extracted from the seeds is used for the aromatization of chocolates, beverages, tobaccos, perfumes and the manufacture of soaps (Sampaio, 2000; Uchida & Campos, 2000; Araujo et al., 2004).
Outer thecal layer initiates androgens which serve as an antecedent for the formation of estrogens by granulose cells through aromatization. [6] The ovulatory cycle starts with the recruitment of many follicles.
Formestane (1 [micro]M), a selective and irreversible aromatase inhibitor, was used to verify the specificity of the assay for the aromatization reaction.
Aromatase can also synthesize estradiol using testosterone as the precursor For this test, elevated levels of androstenedione typically suggest increased aromatization and should be followed-up with a screen for levels of carcinogenic estrogen metabolites.
The most common mechanism is increased peripheral aromatization of testosterone into estrogen by aromatase enzyme with subsequent inhibition of the hypothalamo-hypophyseal-gonadal (HPG) axis.
On the other hand, there is only one article in literature where direct aromatization of olive oil was carried out in ultrasound bath [6].