Bathochromic and Hypsochromic Effects

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Bathochromic and Hypsochromic Effects

 

the shift of coloration of organic compounds during changes in their chemical structure toward deeper colors (from yellow through orange, red, violet, and blue to green)—the bathochromic effect; or, conversely, toward lighter colors (from green to yellow)—the hypsochromic effect.

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