photoreduction


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photoreduction

[‚fōd·ō·ri′dək·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical reduction that is produced by electromagnetic radiation. Also known as photochemical reduction.
(physical chemistry)
Addition of one or more electrons to a photoexcited chemical species.
Photochemical hydrogenation of a substance.
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Objective: HyMAP aims to develop a new generation of multifunctional hybrid photocatalysts and solar photoreactor which would allow the exploitation of at least the 1 % of the sunlight energy for the CO2 photoreduction using water as electron donor.
Absorbance of the reaction mixture was read at 560 nm, and one unit of SOD activity (U) was defined as the amount of enzyme required to cause 50% inhibition of the nitroblue tetrazolium photoreduction rate.
Certain materials are sensitive to surface photoreduction and ion beam damage effects [22].
55 (a) (c) A unit of SOD activity was defined as the amount of enzyme that inhibited the photoreduction of nitro blue tetrazolium chloride (NBT) by 50%.
Our preliminary study appears to suggest that Hg(II)-humic acid complexes probably would not be the major species that are prone to the photoreduction; hence, under the experimental conditions, Hg(II) probably may not be significantly reduced through primary photoreduction.
36) provided a new mechanism of benzophenone (BP) photoreduction in photoinitiated crosslinking of polyethylene and its model compounds.
And their light-response mechanism is proposed to result from photoreduction of a protein-bound flavin chromophore through intramolecular electron transfer.
Chloroplasts were isolated from UVR-exposed plants and their photoreduction performances were measured.
In these researches, MEMS nanocomposit layers were formed from PVP and Ag/PVP thin films with plasmonic properties by spin-coating and photoreduction.
One unit is equal to the amount of enzyme causing 50% inhibition of the NBT photoreduction.