A reducing agent.
More example sentences
- Some substances are capable of acting either as reductants or as oxidants, e.g., hydrogen peroxide and nitrous acid.
- Other species can serve as sources of hydrogen or electrons and likewise participate in redox reactions as reductants.
- Carbohydrates not only provide the acceptor of sulphide for cysteine biosynthesis, they are the source of reductants for sulphate reduction in non-photosynthetic tissues.
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