Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 375, Issue 3, pp 465–468 | Cite as

Investigation of antioxidant and catalytic properties of some biologically active substances by voltammetry

  • E. I. Korotkova
  • Y. A. Karbainov
  • O. A. Avramchik
Short Communication


Antioxidants play a major role in protecting biological systems against many incurable diseases. The biological activity of 12 plant aqueous–alcohol extracts, some standard antioxidants (vitamin C, glucose, resorcinol, and catechol), Na2SO3, humic acids, phthalocyanines, and chlorophyll have been investigated in this work together with evaluation of their influence on the kinetics of the oxygen electroreduction. Finally the use of these substances for prophylactic purposes has been recommended.


Antioxidant Biologically active substances Oxygen Voltammetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. I. Korotkova
    • 1
  • Y. A. Karbainov
    • 1
  • O. A. Avramchik
    • 1
  1. 1.Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia

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