disproportionation


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disproportionation

[‚dis·prə‚pȯr·shə′nā·shən]
(chemistry)
The changing of a substance, usually by simultaneous oxidation and reduction, into two or more dissimilar substances.
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The disproportionation reactions are generally much faster than the other reactions, leading rapidly to a state of quasi-equilibrium with respect to the concentration of linear dextrins that will be cyclized by the enzyme.
Side reactions might also take place, beside alkylation, namely, disproportionation.
This indicates that a charge disproportionation had taken place.
Enhancement of Stability of Bubble to Disproportionation Using Hydrophilic Silica Particles Mixed with Surfactants or Proteins.
In our case the high temperatures could not be applied due to the disproportionation of allyl hydrazine by heating [22].
This is followed by decomposition initiated by radicals generated by the terminal double bonds formed by the disproportionation process.
This donor has already been monitored by gas chromatography equipped with mass spectroscopy and it was discovered that disproportionation occurs when the system begins to boil.
This is because of their extremely short lifetime owing to fast disproportionation [5-9].
In the process, the hypophosphite molecule goes through some tricky disproportionation maneuvers, and some of the phosphorous gets trapped in the metal deposit, too.
10) Colloidal gold has been used safely since antiquity, does not display any cytotoxicity in vitro and vivo, and may offer a better alternative than the aurothiolates in clinical medicine since the active ingredient in aurothiolates is most likely colloidal gold formed by in vivo disproportionation and the side effects are mainly due to trivalent [AU.