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bathocuproine (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A compound having the formula C26H20N2, used chiefly as a metal complexing agent or chelator.
    • 1998 January 30, Chinmay K. Mukhopadhyay et al., “Role of Ceruloplasmin in Cellular Iron Uptake”, in Science[1], volume 279, number 5351, DOI:10.1126/science.279.5351.714, pages 714-717:
      Incubation of HepG2 cells with the copper chelator bathocuproine was completely ineffective (Fig. 2 C), showing ion specificity.