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Definition of "cyclization" [cyclization]

  • The formation of one or more rings in a hydrocarbon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cyclization" in a sentence
  • "While environmentally friendly or so-called "green" chemistry has become all the rage in the chemical community, no human chemist can yet match what a single jellyfish gene directs: 238 ordered condensations + 1 cyclization + 1 oxidation, all done in a few minutes in aerated water with no protecting groups, only one slightly toxic byproduct, and essentially 100% yield of an extremely useful product that literally glows green."
  • "The fluorescent moiety is an imidazolone ring structure that is formed by the posttranslational cyclization of a tripeptide, ser65-tyr66-gly67."
  • "In diene synthesis the two chains attach themselves to four or two carbon atoms to form a ring, which thus contains six atoms; this number is particularly favourable to cyclization."