Formation and Properties of Oxygen Radicals

  • Klaus-Dieter Asmus


The principle oxygen centered radicals are: ·OH, O-, O2 -·, HO2·, O3 -·, ROO·, RO·. Most of these species have been found or are discussed in connection with biological and toxicological processes. In order to understand their potential action it is necessary to know about their modes of formation and their fundamental chemical properties (Packer, 1984; Bors et al., 1984).


Peroxyl Radical Pulse Radiolysis Radiation Chemistry Hydrated Electron Carbon Centered Radical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus-Dieter Asmus
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  1. 1.Hahn-Meitner-InstitutBereich StrahlenchemieBerlin 39Germany

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