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- noun organic chemistry An
organic compoundproduced by acetylationof ethylenediamine, an important component of detergentsand bleaches.
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Common chemical bleaches include household chlorine bleach, a solution of approximately 3 – 6% sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), and oxygen bleach, which contains hydrogen peroxide or a peroxide-releasing compound such as sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate, sodium persulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, or urea peroxide together with catalysts and activators, e.g. tetraacetylethylenediamine and/or sodium nonanoyloxybenzenesulfonate.