Reducing Agents, Strong
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There are 57 chemical datasheets assigned to this reactive group.
Reactions of strong reducing agents with compounds that are known oxidizing agents are often explosive. However, potentially explosive mixtures of oxidizing agents and reducing agents can persist unchanged for long periods if disturbances (heat, spark, catalyst, mechanical shock) are prevented. Another, more dangerous class of explosives are those where the oxidizing agent and reducing agent are actually different parts of the same compound. These compounds are generally much more sensitive than mixtures of separate oxidizing and reducing agents and may be used as detonators or primary explosives.
There is a wide range of possible reducing strengths, and this reactivity group is intended to cover those reducers that are strong enough to react vigorously with water or oxygen under ambient conditions and are not already covered in other reactive groups. Some of the strongest reducing agents are categorized in other groups, including Metal Hydrides, Metal Alkyls, Metal Aryls, and Silanes; Chlorosilanes; Sulfides, Inorganic; Nitrides, Phosphides, Carbides, and Silicides; Metals, Alkali, Very Active; and Metals, Elemental and Powder, Active.
Compounds that contain both an oxidizing component and a reducing component (such compounds are often explosives) are classified in both an Oxidizing Agent reactive group and a Reducing Agent reactive group.
Use the links below to find out how this reactive group interacts with any of the reactive groups in the database.
The predicted hazards and gas byproducts for each reactive group pair will be displayed, as well as documentation and references that were used to make the reactivity predictions.
Mix Reducing Agents, Strong with:
- Acetals, Ketals, Hemiacetals, and Hemiketals
- Acids, Carboxylic
- Acids, Strong Non-oxidizing
- Acids, Strong Oxidizing
- Acids, Weak
- Acrylates and Acrylic Acids
- Acyl Halides, Sulfonyl Halides, and Chloroformates
- Alcohols and Polyols
- Alkynes, with Acetylenic Hydrogen
- Alkynes, with No Acetylenic Hydrogen
- Amides and Imides
- Amines, Aromatic
- Amines, Phosphines, and Pyridines
- Aryl Halides
- Azo, Diazo, Azido, Hydrazine, and Azide Compounds
- Bases, Strong
- Bases, Weak
- Carbonate Salts
- Conjugated Dienes
- Cyanides, Inorganic
- Diazonium Salts
- Esters, Sulfate Esters, Phosphate Esters, Thiophosphate Esters, and Borate Esters
- Fluoride Salts, Soluble
- Fluorinated Organic Compounds
- Halogenated Organic Compounds
- Halogenating Agents
- Hydrocarbons, Aliphatic Saturated
- Hydrocarbons, Aliphatic Unsaturated
- Hydrocarbons, Aromatic
- Insufficient Information for Classification
- Isocyanates and Isothiocyanates
- Metal Hydrides, Metal Alkyls, Metal Aryls, and Silanes
- Metals, Alkali, Very Active
- Metals, Elemental and Powder, Active
- Metals, Less Reactive
- Nitrate and Nitrite Compounds, Inorganic
- Nitrides, Phosphides, Carbides, and Silicides
- Nitro, Nitroso, Nitrate, and Nitrite Compounds, Organic
- Non-Redox-Active Inorganic Compounds
- Not Chemically Reactive
- Oxidizing Agents, Strong
- Oxidizing Agents, Weak
- Peroxides, Organic
- Phenolic Salts
- Phenols and Cresols
- Polymerizable Compounds
- Quaternary Ammonium and Phosphonium Salts
- Reducing Agents, Strong
- Reducing Agents, Weak
- Salts, Acidic
- Salts, Basic
- Sulfides, Inorganic
- Sulfides, Organic
- Sulfite and Thiosulfate Salts
- Sulfonates, Phosphonates, and Thiophosphonates, Organic
- Thiocarbamate Esters and Salts/Dithiocarbamate Esters and Salts
- Water and Aqueous Solutions