Definition of denaturant in English:


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Pronunciation: /diːˈneɪtʃər(ə)nt


  • 1A substance which causes denaturation of proteins or other biological compounds.
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    • The effect of denaturants on protein folding has long been investigated.
    • These observations underscore the complexity of the mechanism by which denaturants achieve their protein-unfolding action.
    • Fig.6 shows that the protein molecules gradually increase their size when exposed to a denaturant.
  • 2A toxic or foul-smelling substance added to alcohol to make it unfit for drinking.
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    • There are several grades of denatured alcohol, but the denaturants used are generally similar.
    • Methanol is used as a denaturant for grain alcohol.

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