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unreactive

(ˌʌnrɪˈæktɪv)
adj
(Chemistry) (of a substance) not readily partaking in chemical reactions
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Adj.1.unreactive - (chemistry) not reacting chemically
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
2.unreactive - not tending to react to stimulationunreactive - not tending to react to stimulation
insensitive - not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"
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Glycoprotein gel-staining estimates whether a protein is glycosylated by chemically restructuring the sugar groups of glycoproteins to addressing the unreactive glycan sugar moieties, while the affinity-based glycoprotein detection facilitates the determination of the glycosylation type by saccharide-binding proteins, enzyme-based methods, and antibody-based methods, which label and isolate glycosylated proteins containing a specific sugar (such as O-GlcNAc or mannosamine) with high specificity and efficiency.
A number of studies have been published, comparing the toughening of unreinforced epoxy resins by PSF and PES carrying functional groups to the toughening by corresponding unreactive or noninteracting TP references.
The attitude to the National Liberation Anti-fascist War is unreactive because anti-fascism is non-negotiable.
The report finds that sodium chlorate is also finding large application in the production of sodium perchlorate which is used as an unreactive electrolyte in standard DNA extraction, and used in medicine to block iodine uptake.
"Despite the unpromising ingredients that are available, a mixture of hydrogen with the unreactive noble gas helium, and a harsh environment at thousands of degrees Celsius, a fragile molecule forms."
The chemical bonding of a composite resin to another composite resin surface is enabled by the unreactive methacrylate groups, which are found in the oxygen-inhibited layer of the non-polymerized resin (4, 6).
Beecher's committee, in a report titled 'A Definition of Irreversible Coma', defined a new state of death -- brain death -- in which patients were unconscious, unresponsive to pain and unable to breathe on their own, and had no basic reflexes (pupils unreactive to light, no gag reflex and so on).
Electroencephalography demonstrated low-amplitude unreactive delta activity suggestive of severe encephalopathy.
Using this technique, known as Raman spectroscopy, the experts found that hydrogen and helium are very unreactive, with no chemical bonds formed between them even under immense pressure.
IgD myeloma protein with "unreactive" light chain determinants.
Electron-withdrawing substituted phenyl rings containing starting materials remained unreactive towards the reaction conditions.
On the other hand, a more uniform unreactive HER2 pattern was encountered in diffuse histotype [12, 13].