Antioxidants are ubiquitous additives for the stabilization of all kinds of man-made materials, as well as being involved in the preservation of natural materials and in the functioning of biological systems. Their chemistry and the physical-chemical aspects of their reactivity will be discussed and will guide their rational classification. Their mechanism of action will be presented alongwith a discussion on the most relevant methods to evaluate their performance. Finally, the chapter provides a compilation of kinetic and thermodymanic data that will help understand their behaviour, their role in biological systems and will guide their potential or practical application. A list of 222 major bibliographic refereces in the topic area is provided.

Antioxidants in Chemistry and Biology

VALGIMIGLI, LUCA;
2012

Abstract

Antioxidants are ubiquitous additives for the stabilization of all kinds of man-made materials, as well as being involved in the preservation of natural materials and in the functioning of biological systems. Their chemistry and the physical-chemical aspects of their reactivity will be discussed and will guide their rational classification. Their mechanism of action will be presented alongwith a discussion on the most relevant methods to evaluate their performance. Finally, the chapter provides a compilation of kinetic and thermodymanic data that will help understand their behaviour, their role in biological systems and will guide their potential or practical application. A list of 222 major bibliographic refereces in the topic area is provided.
2012
Encyclopedia of Radicals in Chemistry, Biology and Materials. Volume 3. Chemical Biology
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Valgimigli L.; Pratt D. A.
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