Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 321, Issue 3, pp 823–829 | Cite as

Coumarin reactivity in free radical reactions

  • Irina G. AntropovaEmail author
  • Elena S. Kurakina
  • Eldar P. Magomedbekov
  • Phyo Myint Oo


In the present work the final products of coumarin radiation chemical transformation are investigated by chromatography. During radiolysis of coumarin by a 60Co-γ-source, ethanal concentrations were determined and radiation chemical yields for different systems were calculated. A hypothesis of coumarin reactivity in free radical reactions with \({\text{CH}}_{3} {\dot{\text{C}}\text{HOH}}\) is suggested. Coumarin was shown to have reducing properties with carbon-centred α-hydroxyethyl free radicals. Coumarin antioxidant activity increased in the presence of zinc (II) ions.


Coumarin Ionizing radiation Free radical reactions Carbon-centred α-hydroxyethyl radical (HER) Zinc (II) HPLC/MS chromatography 



The authors are grateful to Professor Revina AA and to the senior teacher Fenin AA for a discussion of the results of chromato-mass spectrometric studies. The work was supported by Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. Project Number 43-2018.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of RussiaMoscowRussia

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