active agent

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chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
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About twenty-seven years of age, and spoiled, like others, by success, Martin Falleix had had the luck to become the active agent of Monsieur Saillard, the sleeping-partner in the working out of a discovery made by Falleix in smelting (patent of invention and gold medal granted at the exposition of 1825).
Villefort dictated a petition, in which, from an excellent intention, no doubt, Dantes' patriotic services were exaggerated, and he was made out one of the most active agents of Napoleon's return.
Table 13: Global Market for Ethylene Oxide by Downstream Industry (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Ethanolamine, Ethylene Glycol, Glycol Ether, Nonionic Surface Active Agent, Polyether, Reducing Agent, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27 3.
The cationic surface active agent is at least one agent selected from lauryl dihydroxyethyl amine, hexadecyl amine, hexadecyl hydroxyethyl amine, lauryl amine acetate, hexadecyl poly (15) hydroxy ethyl amine, lauryl dimethyl benzalkonium chloride, oleyl dihydroxyethyl methyl ammonium chloride and octadecyl dimethyl benzalkonium.
The Estates Gazette Most Active Agent competition was based on the number of commercial property deals completed in the past 12 months.
First derived from the stem bark of the African plant Zizyphus mauritiana, the active agent of the compound has been found to be more readily available from birch bark.
But in what way - as an active agent picking the subjects?
The material was a simulant, not an active agent that will cause harm,'' Wood said.
1-10% by weight of a surface active agent; and further carrier substances, auxiliaries, active agents or mixtures thereof.
ELASTIderm uses Obagi's exclusive Penetrating Therapeutics, an effective patent-pending technology that allows for greater penetration of an active agent across the skin barrier to stimulate functional elasticity and to enhance the resilience of the skin around the eyes," stated Carlson.
During double-blind studies such as this one, neither the recruits nor the experimenters know whether subjects are receiving the active agent or the inactive placebo.
It is comprised of at least one antiperspirant active agent chosen from aluminum chlorohydrate and its complexes; at least one solidifying agent which is a mixture of natural wax and polyethylene wax each having a melting point greater than 80[degrees]C; and at least one inorganic or organic base, wherein the stick is free of ethanol, isopropanol, soap and dibenzylidene sorbitol.