intramolecular love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Within a molecule.

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  • adj. Between different parts of the same molecule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Between molecules; situated, or acting, between the molecules of bodies.
  • adj. Being or occurring within a single molecule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being or occurring within a molecule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. within the molecule; occurring by a reaction between different parts of the same molecule


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  • I already knew that the aequorin luminescence was caused by an intramolecular reaction that takes place in the protein molecule, which would be difficult to study.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • For these proton transfers to have been intramolecular, they would both have come from the same face of the enediol intermediates.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • We used this to probe the structure and molecular dynamics of large aromatic molecules, particularly focussing on the question of intramolecular vibrational redistribution.

    Richard E. Smalley - Autobiography

  • Accordingly, prompted by the extensive experimental work of my colleagues at Caltech in these fields of unimolecular reactions, intramolecular dynamics and of electron transfer processes, as well as by the rapidly growing experimental work in both broad areas world-wide, I turned once again to those particular topics and to the many new types of studies that were being made.

    Rudolph A. Marcus - Biography

  • It became apparent that the physical properties of dilute solutions of macromolecules could not be properly treated and comprehended without taking account of the perturbation of the macromolecule by these intramolecular interactions.

    Paul J. Flory - Autobiography

  • The synthesis takes place at low temperatures, so that any intramolecular rearrangements are improbable.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • Some estimates as to the exact character of this intramolecular motion, together with recent theories as to the actual structure of the molecule, will claim our attention in a later volume.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences

  • At its edge, the container has a switchable rotor (a bipyridyl unit) to which an intramolecular guest is attached like a hand at the end of a coupling arm of appropriate length. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Obviously, mapping of the nitrated Tyr residue (s) will be necessary to understand the intramolecular interactions resulting from this posttranslational modification.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The formation of double-stranded RNA within the target region can compete with any ribozyme binding that involves unfavourable intramolecular base pairings.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles


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