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  • n. Plural form of oxidation.

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  • Her research involved, successively, identification and syntheses of a number of metabolites of carcinogenic and related polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); simulation in vitro of biological oxidations of PAHs; isolation of carcinogens from shale oil and coal tar; and, from the 1960s, studies on the carcinogenic action of certain pyrrolizidine (Senecio) alkaloids and their ability to induce chronic lesions and tumors in the liver, pancreas, etc., and of diazomethane and certain nitroso compounds.

    Regina Schoental.

  • Subsequent distribution of oxygen in the water of thermally stratified lakes is controlled by a number of solubility conditions, hydrodynamics, inputs from photosynthesis, and losses to chemical and metabolic oxidations (processes with compounds that gain oxygen).

    Chemical properties of lakes

  • Upon burning in the atmosphere, all kinds of unknown oxidations of metals and other chemicals are released into our atmosphere, the heavier ones falling to dust upon us, into our lungs, rivers, oceans, crops etc.

    Space Diary: Earth's Ringed Wonder

  • This initial oxidation triggers a cascade of further oxidations and other reactions that end up breaking the original large fat molecules into small, strong-smelling fragments.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Barry Sharpless has developed chiral catalysts for another important type of reactions - oxidations.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 - Presentation Speech

  • The Laureates have developed chiral catalysts for two important classes of reactions in organic chemistry: hydrogenations and oxidations.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 - Information for the Public

  • Sharpless realised that there was a great need for catalysts for asymmetric oxidations.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 - Information for the Public

  • Alongside the advances in chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions, Barry Sharpless has developed corresponding chiral catalysts for other important reactions, oxidations.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 - Information for the Public

  • He was clad entirely in animal pelts soiled by the ebony residue from oxidations of carboniferous fuels which had accumulated on the walls thereof.

    vampishone Diary Entry

  • I also was able to attend the symposium talks of that year, which were on the subject of biological oxidations.

    Robert F. Furchgott - Autobiography

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