Definitions for deoxygenation

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  1. deoxygenation(Noun)

    The removal of oxygen atoms or molecules from a material

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deoxygenation(noun)

    the act or operation of depriving of oxygen


  1. Deoxygenation

    Deoxygenation is a chemical reaction involving the removal of molecular oxygen from a reaction mixture or solvent, or the removal of oxygen atoms from a molecule. Classic representatives of deoxygenation are: ⁕the replacement of a hydroxyl group by hydrogen in the Barton-McCombie deoxygenation or in the Markó-Lam deoxygenation ⁕the replacement of an oxo group by two hydrogen atoms in the Wolff-Kishner reduction A chemical reagent for the deoxygenation of many sulfur and nitrogen oxo compounds is the trifluoroacetic anhydride / sodium iodide combination for example in the deoxygenation of the sulfoxide diphenylsulfoxide to the sulfide diphenylsulfide: The reaction mechanism is based on activation of the sulfoxide by a trifluoroacetyl group and oxidation of iodine. Iodine is formed quantitatively in this reaction and therefore the reagent is used for the analytical detection of many oxo compounds.


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