Free Radicals in Biology and Environment

  • Francesco Minisci

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. S. Barbati, J. L. Clément, G. Olive, V. Roubaud, B. Tuccio, P. Tordo
    Pages 39-47
  3. B. C. Gilbert, G. Harrington, G. Scrivens, S. Silvester
    Pages 49-62
  4. I. W. C. E. Arends, P. A. MacFaul, D. W. Snelgrove, D. D. M. Wayner, K. U. Ingold
    Pages 79-90
  5. M. Newcomb, M.-H. Le Tadic-Biadatti
    Pages 91-108
  6. E. Baciocchi, M. Bietti, M. Ioele, O. Lanzalunga, S. Steenken
    Pages 109-119
  7. N. A. Porter, C. M. Havrilla, J. A. Kenar
    Pages 121-131
  8. Joachim M. Hockertz, Steen Steenken, Claudia Stockheim, Karl Wieghardt
    Pages 133-144
  9. M. Mella, M. Freccero, M. Fagnoni, E. Fasani, A. Albini
    Pages 161-168
  10. G. F. Pedulli, M. Lucarini, P. Pedrielli
    Pages 169-179
  11. Lucedio Greci, Elisabetta Damiani, Patricia Carloni, Pierluigi Stipa
    Pages 223-232
  12. V. A. Belyakov, R. F. Vasil’Ev, A. V. Trofimov, G. F. Fedorova
    Pages 233-250
  13. B. Giese, A. Marx, U. Schwitter
    Pages 271-280
  14. Hans-Gert Korth, Reiner Sustmann
    Pages 331-349
  15. K. H. Becker, I. Barnes, L. Ruppert, P. Wiesen
    Pages 365-385
  16. Ezio Bolzacchini, Jens Hjorth, Simone Meinardi, Marco Orlandi, Gianbattista Restelli, Bruno Rindone
    Pages 409-422
  17. Gh. Duca
    Pages 475-489
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 491-500

About this book


Our understanding of the quantitative aspects of free radical chemistry and the involvement of radicals in such areas as biology, medicine, the environment, etc., has developed spectacularly over recent years, yet the various topics are commonly discussed separately, in specific meetings and specialised publications. Free Radicals in Biology and Environment draws together two important areas of free radical chemistry, using as a bridge the fundamental physical chemistry of free radicals (spectroscopic detection of free radicals, evaluation of absolute rate constants, elucidation of mechanisms of free radical reactions and catalysis, photochemical and radiation processes, etc.).
The most relevant topics covered are the EPR detection of radicals in biochemical systems and in pollutant formation and degradation, oxidation processes in biology and in the troposphere, radiation and induced damage, and atmospheric pollutants arising from incomplete combustion. Also covered are the chemistry and biochemistry of nitric oxide and peroxynitrite, the chemistry and biochemistry of DNA radicals, the role of radicals in myeloperoxidase, lignineperoxidase, radicals and cardiovascular injury, radiation and the fragmentation of cells and tissues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Minisci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4831-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1607-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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