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(rĕ-dūs'ing ā'jĕnt)
A substance that reduces another substance by donating electrons or a share in its electrons; also called reductant.

reducing agent

any substance that is capable of removing oxygen from a molecule or of adding hydrogen, i.e. of contributing electrons to a process.
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While the team did find the answer to this question when they grew gold nanoparticles more than 100,000 times faster in microdroplets, the more striking observation came while running a control for the experiment that replaced the reducing agent with water.
Synthesis of nanoparticles by using a biological method is environmentally friendly, and agents found on plants, bacteria, or fungi can be used as reducing agents [84, 85].
In this work, we report the obtaining of AgNPs by semicontinuous reduction of AgN[O.sub.3] in aqueous solutions at low temperature (0[degrees]C), using NaBH4 as reducing agent and carboxymethyl cellulose as stabilizer/reducing agent.
A simple method was introduced for the production of copper nanoparticles having diameters of around 30 nm by reducing copper chloride using sodium citrate and myristic acid in an aqueous medium as reducing agents [106].
The researchers added isoniazid and a "reducing agent" known as cysteine to the TB in a test tube, expecting the bacteria to develop drug resistance.
On the other hand, the two major markets for aluminum powders and flakes are chemicals--where they are used as catalysts, reducing agents and fillers--and paints and coatings, for use as pigments.
The subunits are connected via an interchenar disulfide bond which can be easily broken in the absence of reducing agents as shown by SDSPAGE electrophoresis.
While out of the manufacturer's control, EPA also said it expects SCR reducing agents to have "sufficient and convenient" availability, and that availability not be limited only to a manufacturer's own service network.
In ARGET, the copper catalyst still changes from [Cu.sup.I] to [Cu.sup.II] but then is reduced back to [Cu.sup.I] through the addition of reducing agents such as ascorbic acid or glucose.
BBL Port-A-Cul tubes, vials, and jars all contain a unique pre-reduced transport medium with reducing agents, and are intended for use in maintaining viability of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms during transport from the patient to the laboratory.