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Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.

al′ka·les′cence, al′ka·les′cen·cy n.


developing alkaline qualities
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Adj.1.alkalescent - tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
alkalic, alkaline - relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
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In neutral and alkalescent environments, hydroxyl methylation was likely to occur, which reduced the intrinsic viscosity and conversion of polymer polymerized by UV initiation.
As the oxidation of pyrite and carbon debris caused by meteoric water, sulfuric and organic acids were generated and lowed the pH of the interlayer fluid and then transformed the alkalescent interlayer fluid to neutral or weakly acidic in the redox front.
When pH of outer solution was 7.5, the transparency of hydrogel3 increased little during the detected 48 h, showing that the Ac-[beta]-CD nanoparticles in hydrogel could exist stably in alkalescent environment.