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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 19679
    role 19623
      application 19246
        reagent 16873
          bleaching agent 3276
            Calcium hypochlorite 0
            chlorine dioxide + 0
            dichlorine 371
            disodium perborate hexahydrate 0
            food bleaching agent + 76
            hydrogen peroxide + 3024
            sodium dithionite 0
            sodium hypochlorite 3
            sodium perborate 0
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