oxidizing agent

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oxidizing agent

[′äk·sə‚dīz·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
Compound that gives up oxygen easily, removes hydrogen from another compound, or attracts negative electrons. Also known as oxidant.
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The Pr fraction has potential value for using nitrate as an alternative electron acceptor to mitigate ruminal methane emission, but further research on what role microorganisms play in nitrate reduction activity in the Pr fraction should be addressed.
Changes in the redox state of photosystem II electron acceptors and fluorescence emission from photosystems I and II.
It also provides an opportunity to examine specific photocatalytic reaction parameters such as the effect of electron acceptor concentrations and light intensity at the catalyst surface.
Oxygen is such a strong electron acceptor, it will take the electrons off of the graphite in the water.
I, working on covalent linkage of strong electron acceptors and electron donors.
There is also a poster session section containing 18 papers dealing with such topics as temperature effects on photocurrent generation in polymer hetero-junction photovoltaic devices, synthesis and characterization of Cux(In,Ga)ySez nanoparticles by colloidal route, novel strategies for the preparation of TiO2 nanofibers, and bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells from polymer mixtures with soluble oxadiazole and quinoline polymers as electron acceptors.
Moreover, the nitrile groups of the NBR are good electron acceptors and therefore can interact more strongly with the electron-donating hydroxyl groups of the CNTs.
It strips the herbicide of bromide and iodide atoms and uses the herbicide and its metabolite as electron acceptors for growth.
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Applications include polymer photoelectronics, such as electron acceptors in plastic solar cells and photo-detectors; non-linear optics; drugs and biomedical devices, such as stents (used for their ability to scavenge free radicals and function as a drug delivery platform); cosmetics for their anti-oxidant properties; and various types of coatings and films.
These latter electron acceptors can be used in biotransformation reactions in very low catalytic amounts, provided that they are continuously regenerated.