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re·duc·ing agent

(rĭ-do͞o′sĭng, -dyo͞o′-)
A substance that chemically reduces other substances, especially by donating one or more electrons.

reducing agent

(Chemistry) chem a substance that reduces another substance in a chemical reaction, being itself oxidized in the process. Compare oxidizing agent

reduc′ing a′gent

a substance that causes another substance to undergo reduction and that is oxidized in the process.
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Noun1.reducing agent - a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver
chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
hydrazine - a colorless fuming corrosive liquid; a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels
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The "Sodium Hypophosphite Market by Function (Reducing Agents, Catalysts & Stabilizers, Chemical Intermediates), Application (Electroplating, Water Treatment, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals), Grade (Electrical, Industrial), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to's offering.
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The usage of statin classes of cholesterol reducing agents has increased steadily over the last five years.
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However, the costly and toxic reagents used as stabilizing and reducing agents during synthesis may limit the applications of these nanoparticles.
The antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles depends on their shape, size, and size distribution; thus, control over these properties is necessary and can be done by using different synthesis methods, reducing agents and stabilizers [7].
The lack of additional reducing agents prevented residual toxic byproducts.