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Either of two geometric isomers of ethene substituted with two phenyl groups, C14H12. The trans-isomer is a colorless crystalline solid used in the manufacture of dyes and optical bleaches and as a phosphor.

[Greek stilbos, shining (from stilbein, to shimmer) + -ene.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or slightly yellow crystalline water-insoluble unsaturated hydrocarbon used in the manufacture of dyes; trans-1,2-diphenylethene. Formula: C6H5CH:CHC6H5
[C19: from Greek stilbos glittering + -ene]
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(ˈstɪl bin)

a colorless to slightly yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C14H12, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
[1865–70; < Greek stílb(ein) to shine + -ene]
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Resveratrol or 3,5,4-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene is classified into phytoalexin, a phenolic compound in the stilbene family with trans- form which is being more recurrent in processing greater bioactivity (Wenzel & Somoza, 2005) and is manufactured naturally by knotweeds, pine trees, grape vines, peanut plants, cocoa bushes, including: blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, cranberries, and bilberries (Jasinski et al., 2013).
The most common types are anthracene (C14H10, decay time 30 ns), stilbene (C14H12, 4.5 ns decay time), and naphthalene (C10H8, few ns decay time).
Major brightener chemicals are stilbene, coumarin, and diphenyl pyrazoline.
C11Pittsburgh bilesik-B (PiB) ve F-18-florbetaben, benzotiyazoller iken, F-18-florbetapir yapisal olarak cok benzer olan stilbene derivesidir (26).
Suitable candidates are azobenzene polymers, stilbene polymers, and certain linear polymers.
Stilbene derivatives better fit in the CYP1A1 binding site exhibiting a planar long strip cavity than in the CYP1A2 binding site with a more triangular shape [53], for example, the selective CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 inhibitor, 2,3,4-trimethoxy-4'-methylthio-trans-stilbene, did not fit the shape of the CYP1A2 binding pocket.
Anti-allergic effects of stilbene components from Rhei undulati Rhizoma (dried rhizome of Rheum undulatum cultivated in Korea)," Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol.
Nobrega et al., "11C-labeled stilbene derivatives as Afi-aggregate-specific PET imaging agents for Alzheimer's disease," Nuclear Medicine and Biology, vol.
This species is capable of producing stilbene derivatives, including resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-stilbene) and other stilbenoids [1].
Resveratrol is a naturally ocurring polyphenol compound belonging to the stilbene class of aromatic phytochemicals, found in the skin of grapes, berries and peanuts and Polygonum cuspidatum roots (Kim et al., 2011).
Among these organic compounds, it is possible to find phenolic compounds, esters and flavonoids (flavonols, flavones, flavonones, dihydroflavonols and chalcones), terpenes, steroids, aromatic beta-aldehydes, alcohols, sesquiterpenes and stilbene (Aga et al., 1994; Russo et al., 2002).
The Interaction between Trolox and 4,4'-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic Acid Stilbene on Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction in the Isolated Rabbit Lung.