hypophosphoric acid


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hypophosphoric acid

(ˌhaɪpəfɒsˈfɒrɪk)
n
(Chemistry) a crystalline odourless deliquescent solid: a tetrabasic acid produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorus in moist air. Formula: H4P2O6
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Noun1.hypophosphoric acid - a crystalline tetrabasic acid (H4P2O6)
oxyacid, oxygen acid - any acid that contains oxygen
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1 M PBS, hydroiodic acid, hypophosphoric acid and NaOH were purchased from Takaya.
For the spectrophotometric assay of eumelanin, hair samples were hydrolyzed in hot 30% hypophosphoric acid and hydroiodic acid.