Radical-Induced Degradation of Organic Halogen and Sulfur Compounds in Oxygenated Aqueous Solutions

  • Klaus-Dieter Asmus
  • Manohar Lal
  • Jörg Mönig
  • Christian Schöneich
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 49)


Halogenated and sulfur-containing organic compounds are two groups of chemicals that have long attracted the attention of scientists interested in free radicals. Numerous studies on aliphatic halogen substrates, for example, CCl4 or halothane (CF3CHClBr), have revealed a striking similarity between the product patterns obtained from metabolism and from free radical-induced degradation in vitro.1 This finding renders free radical studies potentially useful tools for understanding the chemistry of metabolic pathways.


Peroxyl Radical Propyl Gallate Oxygen Addition Thiyl Radical Pulse Radiolysis Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus-Dieter Asmus
    • 1
  • Manohar Lal
    • 2
  • Jörg Mönig
    • 3
  • Christian Schöneich
    • 1
  1. 1.Bereich StrahlenchemieHahn-Meitner-Institut BerlinBerlin 39Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Bhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia
  3. 3.GSF Institut für TieflagerungBraunschweigFederal Republic of Germany

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