bleaching agent


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bleaching agent

[′blēch·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
An oxidizing or reducing chemical such as sodium hypochlorite, sulfur dioxide, sodium acid sulfite, or hydrogen peroxide.
(food engineering)
A chemical, such as an aromatic acyl peroxide or monoperoxyphthalic acid, used to bleach flour, fats, oils, and other edibles.
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The Chinese publication also said that some of Yuzhong's bleaching agents contained as much as 30% pulverized lime.
Regulating the charge of bleaching agent on the basis of chip quality could cut the cost of bleaching.
Another study by researchers found that dental bleaching agents can damage some filling materials.
Hydroquinone judiciously used is a valuable bleaching agent.
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The Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream uses botanical extracts in the place of hydroquinone, a common bleaching agent in many skin lightening products.
Earlier this week the Irish Daily Mirror revealed smugglers were using a bleaching agent to change the colour of diesel.
The bleaching agent was found in chicken pie fillings and sugar syrups.
1% Hydrogen Peroxide bleaching agent for about a year before it had any effect.
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Dr Duncan Campbell, Public Analyst for West Yorkshire, said: "Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent which is widely used in the photographic industry.
The latter is a more selective bleaching agent because of its reductive nature.