denaturant


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de·na·ture

 (dē-nā′chər)
tr.v. de·na·tured, de·na·tur·ing, de·na·tures
1. To change the nature or natural qualities of.
2. To render unfit to eat or drink without destroying usefulness in other applications, especially to add methanol to (ethyl alcohol).
3. Biochemistry
a. To cause the tertiary structure of (a protein) to unfold, as with heat, alkali, or acid, so that some of its original properties, especially its biological activity, are diminished or eliminated.
b. To cause the paired strands of (double-stranded DNA) to separate into individual single strands.
4. Physics To add nonfissionable matter to (fissionable material) so as to prevent use in an atomic weapon.

de·na′tur·ant n.
de·na′tur·a′tion n.
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Noun1.denaturant - any substance that serves as a denaturing agent
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
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Commercial sector fuel ethanol (minus denaturant) consumption is equal to fuel ethanol (minus denaturant) consumption from Table 10.3 multiplied by the commercial sector share of motor gasoline consumption.
Refolding was done with descending denaturant concentration dialysis with some modification.
Due to its toxic nature, Methanol is generally used as a denaturant additive for ethanol produced for industrial use.
Although HbA1c assays have been available on chemistry analyzers for some time, with traditional assays the operator is required to incubate the patient sample and denaturant offline.
Il ajoutera qu'il n'est pas question que soit eriges du beton, des hotels et des commerces dans cette foret, [beaucoup moins que] le seul bol d'oxygene de la ville, notre ville et celui de nos enfants [beaucoup plus grand que] et d'ajouter : [beaucoup moins que] Vous avez assez enlaidi la ville en la defigurant et en la denaturant [beaucoup plus grand que].
It is comprised of a package comprising: a first and second compartments; a first composition comprising at least one purified enzyme stored in the first compartment; and a second composition comprising bacterial spores stored in the second compartment, separate from the first composition, wherein the bacterial spores are adapted to produce an enzyme denaturant. The first composition and the second composition are mixed during application of the cleaning composition to the surface.
Chemical dosing was controlled and monitored using denaturant and flocculent to de-tack the paint and enable paint particles to float, but the task of removing the floating paint waste was a manual operation, carried out several times each shift by a man with a scraper and shovel.
An application-specific stationary phase, Zebron ZB-Bioethanol, provides complete resolution of methanol, ethanol and the denaturant to help increase the efficiency and safety of bioethanol plant production and transportation.
L'occupation israelienne est globale et envahit les manuels et programmes scolaires, les modes d'echanges commerciaux tout en denaturant l'histoire de la Palestine et du Moyen-Orient.
The unfolding free energy [DELTA]([G.sub.U]) depends linearly on the denaturant concentration as:
The portable analyzer is a low-cost solution to quickly determine water and denaturant content of ethanol anywhere throughout the ethanol distribution system.
The liquid, chitosan-containing paint denaturant technology provides a more environmentally responsible alternative to traditional melamine-formaldehyde or acrylic acid-based chemistries.