- any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.
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Baeyer has suggested that the nine carbon atom system of xanthone may act as a chromophore.
In other words, an auxochrome in addition to the chromophore group transforms a colorless chromogen into a colored one.
This is in agreement with the chromophore ideas of Hugo Kaufmann.
- a group of atoms in a chemical compound that are responsible for the colour of the compound
- A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in coloration of certain organic compounds.color radical