disulfide

noun

di·​sul·​fide (ˌ)dī-ˈsəl-ˌfīd How to pronounce disulfide (audio)
1
: a compound containing two atoms of sulfur combined with an element or radical
2
: an organic compound containing the divalent group SS composed of two sulfur atoms

Examples of disulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers started by synthesizing a material from monolayers of the semiconductors molybdenum diselenide and tungsten disulfide, which belong to a class of materials that past simulations had implied could exhibit Nagaoka-style magnetism. Michael Greshko, WIRED, 28 Jan. 2024 As well as allicin, sulphur compounds including diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine enter your body via the digestive tract and exert impressive antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal powers. Georgia Day, Vogue, 1 Dec. 2023 Goodenough’s 1980 battery replaced Whittingham’s titanium disulfide in the cathode with lithium cobalt oxide. IEEE Spectrum, 30 July 2023 Exxon researcher Whittingham had developed a lithium titanium disulfide battery in the 1970s; Goodenough decided to replace the titanium disulfide with lithium cobalt oxide. IEEE Spectrum, 13 July 2023 Its active ingredient bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate aims to repair broken disulfide bonds to revive the look and feel of hair. Jacqueline Saguin, goodhousekeeping.com, 26 May 2023 This is done through targeting broken disulfide bonds (aka repairing the protein structures of the hair shaft). Sarah Y. Wu, Peoplemag, 11 May 2023 Starting with the original version of the enzyme, the researchers engineered in two amino acids that could form a chemical bond between those two parts (for those who know biochemistry, that's a disulfide bridge). John Timmer, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2020 Chemicals like dimethyl disulfide, which contain sulfur, is what creates the rotten smell. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 19 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of disulfide was in 1869

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“Disulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disulfide. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

disulfide

noun
di·​sul·​fide (ˈ)dī-ˈsəl-ˌfīd How to pronounce disulfide (audio)
: a compound containing two atoms of sulfur combined with an element or chemical group

Medical Definition

disulfide

noun
di·​sul·​fide
variants or chiefly British disulphide
1
: a compound containing two atoms of sulfur combined with an element or radical
2
: an organic compound containing the bivalent group SS composed of two sulfur atoms

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