Definition of dithionite in English:

dithionite

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt containing the anion S₂O₄²⁻.

    • ‘Sodium dithionite was obtained from Fluka (Sigma-Aldrich, Oakville, Canada).’
    • ‘Solutions of the reduced protein were obtained by addition of dithionite to the deaerated sample.’
    • ‘We did not monitor or stabilize the pH of the solution in experiments using sodium dithionite.’
    • ‘The spectrum of deoxygenated HemAT, produced by reduction with dithionite, has peaks at 434 and 556 nm.’
    • ‘Excess dithionite was removed by a gentle flow of normal air in the solution for a few minutes.’

Origin

From di- ‘two’ + Greek theion ‘sulphur’ + -ite.

Pronunciation

dithionite

/dʌɪˈθʌɪənʌɪt/