reducing agent

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Synonyms for reducing agent

a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized

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While the team did find the answer to this question when they grew gold nanoparticles more than 100,000 times faster in microdroplets, the more striking observation came while running a control for the experiment that replaced the reducing agent with water.
Similarly, Anethum graveolens leaf extract was used as a source of reducing agent to produce biogenic AgNPs.
In this work, we report the obtaining of AgNPs by semicontinuous reduction of AgN[O.sub.3] in aqueous solutions at low temperature (0[degrees]C), using NaBH4 as reducing agent and carboxymethyl cellulose as stabilizer/reducing agent.
Gold nanoparticles of various shapes and sizes can be synthesized by controlling factors like reducing agent, molar concentration of the precursors, reaction temperature etc.
The new products include a corrosion inhibitor, scale inhibitor, biocide, gelling agent, friction reducer, coagulant, flocculant and drag reducing agent, all of them manufactured from natural polymers.
If no viscosity reducing agent is added, then the liquid epoxy resin forms about 51.6 wt.
Reported here is a successful synthesis of Ag colloids with metal concentrations of up to 2% by weight (0.2 M), which has been accomplished via reduction of Ag(I) ions in polymeric systems.Poly(ethylene glycol) acted as solvent whereas poly(vinyl pyrollidone) served as the reducing agent and particle stabilizer.
According to Dresser & Associates, turnover costs can run anywhere from 25-250 percent of a position's salary, so reducing agent burnout could serve as a significant cost savings for the company.
The topics include the future of glass melting through the in-flight melting technique, modifying the surface and interface of silicate glass using supercritical water, studying the fiber structure and elastic properties of silica glass with molecular dynamics simulations, glass-ceramics from kinescope glass cullet, tellurium oxide thin film waveguides for integrated photonics, and the effects of reducing agent on the photoluminescence properties of alkali borosilicate phase-separated glasses doped with copper ion.
The researchers added isoniazid and a "reducing agent" known as cysteine to the TB in a test tube, expecting the bacteria to develop drug resistance.
The Einstein team suspected that cysteine was helping to kill TB bacteria by acting as a "reducing agent" that triggers the production of reactive oxygen species (sometimes called free radicals), which can damage DNA.
Both the whitepapers and podcasts identify real-time work allocation solutions as tools that enable dramatic improvements in service delivery while simultaneously reducing agent downtime.