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Oxidizing Agents

ABNO

Acetone

Acrylonitrile

Allyl diethyl phosphate

Ammonium cerium (IV) nitrate

Ammonium peroxydisulfate

2-Azaadamantane N-oxyl

9-Azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane N-oxyl

AZADO

9-Azanoradamantane N-oxyl

1,4-Benzoquinone

Benzaldehyde

Benzophenone

Benzoyl peroxide

Bis(methanesulfonyl) peroxide

Bis(trimethylsilyl) peroxide

Bleach

N-Bromosaccharin

N-Bromosuccinimide

BTSP

Burgess reagent

(E)-But-2-enenitrile

N-Fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium triflate

N-tert-Butylbenzenesulfinimidoyl chloride

tert-Butyl hydroperoxide

tert-Butyl hypochlorite

tert-Butyl nitrite

tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate

CAN

Carbon tetrabromide

Cerium ammonium nitrate

Choline peroxydisulfate

Chloramine-B

Chloramine-T

Chloranil

Chloromethyl-4-fluoro-1,4-diazoniabicyclo[2.2.2]octane bis(tetrafluoroborate)

3-Chloroperoxybenzoic acid

ChPS

Chromium compounds

Chromium trioxide

Collins Reagent

Corey-Suggs Reagent

CMHP

Copper compounds

Crotononitrile

Cumene hydroperoxide

1,1-Cyclohexanediyl dihydroperoxide

Davis Reagent

DBDMH

DCP

DDQ

DEAD

DEAP

Dess-Martin periodinane

DIAD

1,3-Dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin

2,3-Dichloro-5,6-dicyanobenzoquinone

Dicumyl peroxide

Diethyl azodicarboxylate

Diethyl allyl phosphate

DIH

1,1-Dihydroperoxycyclohexane

1,3-Diiodo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin

Diisopropyl azodicarboxylate

Dimethyl sulfoxide

Di-tert-butyl peroxide

DMP

DMSO

DPQ

DQ

DTBP

Duroquinone

(E)-But-2-enenitrile

Ferric chloride

Ferric nitrate

N-Fluorobenzenesulfonimide

N-Fluoropyridinium triflate

N-Fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium triflate

Formic acid

1-HCPK

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide urea adduct

2-Hydroperoxy-4,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-triazine

1-Hydroxycyclohexyl phenyl ketone

Hydroxy(tosyloxy)iodobenzene

Hypervalent bromine compounds

Hypervalent iodine compounds

HTIB

IBX

Iodine

Iodine pentoxide

Iodobenzene dichloride

Iodosobenzene bis(trifluoroacetate)

Iodosobenzene diacetate

N-Iodosuccinimide

Iodosylbenzene

2-Iodoxybenzoicacid

Iron(III), (V) and (IV)

Jones Reagent

Koser's Reagent

Magnesium monoperoxyphthalate hexahydrate

Manganese compounds

Manganese(IV) oxide

MCPBA

meta-Chloroperbenzoic acid

(Methoxycarbonylsulfamoyl)triethylammonium hydroxide

N-Methylmorpholine-N-oxide

Methyltrioxorhenium

MMPP • 6 H2O

Molybdenum compounds

MTO

N-Bromosaccharin

N-Bromosuccinimide

N-Chlorobenzenesulfonamide sodium salt

N-Chloro tosylamide sodium salt

N-Chlorosuccinimide

N-Fluorobenzenesulfonimide

N-Fluoropyridinium triflate

N-Fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium triflate

N-Iodosuccinimide

N,N,N',N'-Tetrachlorobenzene-1,3-disulfonamide

Nitric Acid

Nitrobenzene

Nitrosobenzene

Nitrous Oxide

N-Methylmorpholine-N-oxide

NMO

Nor-AZADO

N-tert-Butylbenzenesulfinimidoyl chloride

Osmium tetroxide

Oxalyl chloride

Oxone

Oxygen

Ozone

PCC

PDC

Peracetic acid

Periodic acid

Peroxides

Peroxy acids

Phenyliodonium diacetate

2-(Phenylsulfonyl)-3-phenyloxaziridine

Phthaloyl peroxide

PIFA

Pivaldehyde

Potassium ferricyanide

Potassium periodate

Potassium permanganate

Potassium peroxydisulfate

Potassium peroxomonosulfate

PPO

2-Propanone

Pyridine N-oxide

Pyridinium hydrobromide perbromide

Pyridinium chlorochromate

Pyridinium dichromate

Pyridinium tribromide

Ruthenium (III - VII) compounds

Sarett Reagent

Selectfluor

Selenium dioxide

Sodium bromate

Sodium chlorate

Sodium chlorite

Sodium dichloroiodate

Sodium hypochlorite

Sodium nitrite

Sodium perborate

Sodium percarbonate

Sodium periodate

Sodium peroxydisulfate

Sulfur

Styrene

TBCA

TBHP

TBN

TBPB

TCBDA

TCCA

TEMPO

Tetrabromomethane

Tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone

N-tert-Butylbenzenesulfinimidoyl chloride

tert-butyl hydroperoxide

tert-Butyl hypochlorite

tert-Butyl nitrite

tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate

Tetrabutylammonium peroxydisulfate

N,N,N',N'-Tetrachlorobenzene-1,3-disulfonamide

2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-1,4-benzoquinone

2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidinyloxy

Tetrapropylammonium Perruthenate

3,3',5,5'-Tetra-tert-butyldiphenoquinone

TPAP

Triacetoxyperiodinane

Triazox

Tribromoisocyanuric acid

Trichloroisocyanuric acid

1,1,1-Trifluoroacetone

Trifluoroacetic peracid

Trimethylacetaldehyde

UHP

Urea hydrogen peroxide adduct

Vanadium compounds

Vinyl cyanide

Water

Oxidizing Agents - A Short Introduction

An oxidizing agent, also known as an oxidant, is a substance that is capable of causing oxidation, a chemical reaction in which electrons are lost. In other words, it is a substance that can accept electrons from another substance, which causes the other substance to lose electrons and become oxidized. Oxidizing agents are often involved in reactions where they react with another substance, causing that substance to lose electrons and become oxidized. Some common examples of oxidizing agents include oxygen gas, halogens (such as chlorine and bromine), and certain chemicals like potassium permanganate and hydrogen peroxide. Oxidizing agents are important in many chemical processes, including combustion, metabolism, and corrosion. They are also commonly used in industrial processes, such as in the production of chemicals and fuels. However, they can also be dangerous and harmful if not handled properly, as they can cause fires or explosions and can be toxic to living organisms.