chlorous acid


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chlorous acid

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(Elements & Compounds) an unstable acid that is a strong oxidizing agent. Formula: HClO2
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Noun1.chlorous acid - (HClO2) a strongly oxidizing acid; known only in solution
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Al-Holy, Lin, and Rasco (2005) investigated the effect of nisin in combination with heat treatments or antimicrobials (such as lactic acid, chlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite) on the inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes and total mesophiles in caviar and concluded that there was no synergistic effect due to the combination of nisin with lactic acid.
But Washington State University scientists, as an option, set out to examine the antimicrobial effects of chlorous acid against L.
In this study, lignin was removed due to the attack of Cl[O.sub.2] (generated during delignification process) directly to the aromatic ring of lignin to decompose quickly and completely to form chlorous acid such as fumaric acid, oxalic acid and monochloroacetic acid [19].