Definition of reagent in English:

reagent

noun

  • A substance or mixture for use in chemical analysis or other reactions.

    ‘this compound is a very sensitive reagent for copper’
    • ‘When the catalyst is dissolved in the same solvent as the reagents, getting the catalyst back can be a difficult matter.’
    • ‘After coating the glass with a silane reagent containing aldehyde groups, they used Schiff's base chemistry to immobilise the protein molecules.’
    • ‘All other chemicals and reagents used were of the highest grade commercially available.’
    • ‘In addition, alkyl groups may correspond to reagents and intermediates in organic chemistry.’
    • ‘Agglutination reaction was carried out using the reagents with the stool supernatants.’
    • ‘Vapors from chemical warfare agents are converted to ions by a chemical-ionization reagent gas.’
    • ‘More to the point, it has facilitated many reactions that depend upon acetic acid as a reagent or solvent.’
    • ‘In addition, the organic components of adjacent threads, particularly wool, can act as a source of corrosive reagents.’
    • ‘The direction to use concentrated hydrochloric acid, a bench reagent, necessarily involved the addition of some water.’
    • ‘Nitrate was analysed in the same material using salicylic acid as a reagent.’
    • ‘Total free amino acids in the leaf extracts and in the phloem exudate were analysed with the ninhydrin reagent.’
    • ‘There is no standard chemical reagent available that has this skeletal form - it must be constructed from scratch.’
    • ‘Over several centuries, they developed the ability to produce a number of important chemical reagents.’
    • ‘It reacts with oxygen, acids, and other reagents only at higher temperatures.’
    • ‘All chemicals and reagents were of the highest purity available.’
    • ‘The second phase comprises an organic solvent containing soluble reagents such as olefins.’
    • ‘But what happens to a chemical reaction if the reagents are not in an ideal ratio?’
    • ‘There are literally hundreds of reagents not discussed here that can be categorized as electrophiles.’
    • ‘This method resulted in an almost instant purification of molecules, using filtration to separate the chemical reagents from the products.’
    • ‘Ozone is a strong electrophilic reagent which can attack the double bond found in alkenes.’

Pronunciation:

reagent

/rēˈājənt/