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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/. The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

Term:bleaching agent
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Accession:CHEBI:132717 term browser browse the term
Definition:A reagent that lightens or whitens a substrate through chemical reaction. Bleaching reactions usually involve oxidative or reductive processes that degrade colour systems. Bleaching can occur by destroying one or more of the double bonds in the conjugated chain, by cleaving the conjugated chain, or by oxidation of one of the other moieties in the conjugated chain. Their reactivity results in many bleaches having strong bactericidal, disinfecting, and sterilising properties.
Synonyms:xref: Wikipedia:Bleach


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  CHEBI ontology 19787
    role 19734
      application 19393
        reagent 17168
          bleaching agent 3449
            Calcium hypochlorite 0
            ammonium thiosulfate 0
            chlorine dioxide + 0
            dichlorine 372
            disodium perborate hexahydrate 0
            food bleaching agent + 122
            hydrogen peroxide + 3185
            sodium dithionite 0
            sodium hypochlorite 3
            sodium perborate 0
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