Spin trapping is defined as that chemical reaction in which a radical adds to a molecule so that the group that was the radical (radical addend) stays with the molecule for future analysis. The molecule which captures the radical is called the spin trap. The addition product is called the spin adduct.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Janzen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Free Radical Biology and Aging Research Program, National Biomedical Center for Spin Trapping and Free RadicalsOklahoma Medical Research FoundationOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Clinical Studies and Biomedical Sciences Ontario Veterinary College MRI FacilityUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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