electron acceptor


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electron acceptor

[i′lek‚trän ak′sep·tər]
(physical chemistry)
An atom or part of a molecule joined by a covalent bond to an electron donor.
(solid-state physics)
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However, in the LUMO state the electrons are localized near the electron acceptor group (cyanoacrytic acid).
Grundmann et al., "Alkane degradation under anoxic conditions by a nitrate-reducing bacterium with possible involvement of the electron acceptor in substrate activation," Environmental Microbiology Reports, vol.
Yao, "Comparative study on photovoltaic properties of imidazole-based dyes containing varying electron acceptors in dye-sensitized solar cells," Synthetic Metals, vol.
Further chloroform and ethyl acetate were used to assess the electron donor (basic) and electron acceptor (acidic) characteristics of bacterial surface, respectively (Table 1), which are attributed to Lewis acid-base interactions [14,15].
However, electron flux reducing end electron acceptors at the PSI (photosystem I) acceptor side, perRC (R[E.sub.0]/RC) in WT and MT-sHSP23.6 anti-sense plants began to decrease on the first day after the initiation of flooding, and this decrease continued as flooding continued.
One of the most useful methods to obtain low band gap polymers is the D--A approach, whereby strong electron acceptors are copolymerized with electron-rich donor monomers [20].
Performance of sodium bromate as cathodic electron acceptor in microbial fuel cell.
These proteins have two bound plastoquinones, [Q.sub.A] and [Q.sub.B], which act as sequential electron acceptors of the PSII.
In the case of the propanol-NMP mixture, the swelling behavior is believed to be influenced by the ability of n-propanol to act as an electron acceptor (EAN = 37.7; EDN = 19.8) relative to the strong electron donor solvent NMP in the mixture.
Desulfovibrio magneticus strain RS-1 is an anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacterium which also respires and grows with fumarate as the terminal electron acceptor [86].
In this situation, acetaldehyde rather than [O.sub.2] serves as the terminal electron acceptor, becoming converted into ethanol.
As the molecule is soluble in organic solvents and is an excellent electron acceptor, it is seen as a promising material in the field of electronics, particularly for such applications as n-type material for organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells.