bond breaker

bond breaker

1. A material used to prevent a sealant from bonding to the bottom of a joint.
2. A material used to prevent adhesion of newly placed concrete and the substrate.
3. A material to facilitate independent movement between two units that would otherwise behave monolithically.
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Typically performed in salons, keratin hair straightening uses gluteraldehyde or formeldahyde rather than lye - a stronger bond breaker also used for hair straightening but which is even more damaging - combed through the hair to make it straight.
The key operative in the process is the Hydroxyl (OH) radical which is among the most powerful chemical bond breakers known.