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unreactive

(ˌʌnrɪˈæktɪv)
adj
(Chemistry) (of a substance) not readily partaking in chemical reactions
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Adj.1.unreactive - (chemistry) not reacting chemically
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
2.unreactive - not tending to react to stimulationunreactive - not tending to react to stimulation
insensitive - not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"
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The MoOx domains are essentially unreactive in the oxidation of ethane, but the presence of MoOx as well as VOx in the MoVNb/TiO2 catalyst led to a marked decrease in the number of exposed V-O-Ti or Ti-O-Ti linkages.
The overall approach will be pivotal in discovering novel reactions that rely on the activation of otherwise unreactive substrates.
According to Hajj, results showed that the mountain was inert -- a term that means it is chemically unreactive -- which he said was due to the time that had elapsed.
Platinum is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious, and transition metal.
In recent years, biosorption by biologically originated materials in removing heavy metals has drawn more and more attention, largely due to the unique properties of these biomaterials being environmentally unreactive, low cost, effective at low metal concentration and easily reusable [8-9].
Monitoring several patients inside intensive care units (ICU), the subjects were confirmed dead through normal observations like the absence of a pulse and unreactive pupils, The Independent reported.
Vitamin E has chromanol ring in its structure which donates hydrogen to free radicals thus making them unreactive (Kumari et al.
One of the chief challenges of sequestering carbon dioxide is that it is relatively chemically unreactive.
These gases are highly unreactive and are therefore widely used in non-reactive applications.
Strategies for limiting color development were based on: adjusting the pH; the saturation of polyphenols with unreactive divalent metal ions; and the suppression of iron reactivity through complexation.