Previous studies have suggested that ichthammol has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties against gram-positive organisms, while glycerin is felt to work as an anti-inflammatory and dehydrating agent
to reduce edema.
These compounds synthesis by means of dehydration of amides or aldoximes with a appropriate dehydrating agent
would be alternative method.
The antifouling paint is comprised of a silyl ester copolymer containing constituent units derived from a polymerizable unsaturated carboxylic acid silyl ester, a carboxylic acid, a bivalent or trivalent metal compound, and a dehydrating agent
In later years, sulfuric acid was produced onsite for use in fabricating munitions during World War I, and as the basis for silica gel that was manufactured throughout World War II as a dehydrating agent
to protect shipments from the damaging effects of air and moisture, and as a catalyst to "crack" the hydrocarbon chain during the process of converting oil into high-octane aviation fuel.
In the glycerol dehydration test, the patient ingests a dehydrating agent
such as glycerol or mannitol, and the physician looks for subsequent changes in symptoms, particularly a measurable improvement in hearing.
Desiccants, natural or synthetic substances with a high capacity to attract and contain moisture, are in wide use as dehydrating agents