Free Radicals, more constraints

Mike Davis xdcrlab at quake.net
Tue Jan 31 22:41:51 EST 1995

I have also been looking at radical chemistry lately, a curious sometimes
paradoxical seeming subject.

It appears that the radicals can react with themselves and other radicals
to quench themselves.  I have been looking at the reductant properties of
H2O2 lately and it seems capable of reacting with atomic oxygen:

  O** & H2O2 >> H2O & O2,                                   Eo = +.126V

and with hydroxyl radical:

 2 OH* & H2O2 >> 2 H2O & O2           sorry I do not have the OH* half reaction

Perhaps ways to recycle oxygen.

I have wondered about the effect of supplemental antioxidants on the
levels of antioxidant enzymes, I would think they might drop due to
feedback inhibition of some sort.

Low cost arginine(amino pentaguanidic acid) is available stateside.  I
will email a source to those requesting.

Mike Davis))) xdcrlab at quake.net))) Ultrasonic Transducer Solutions

"The stupid opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as superior to the stupid opinions of others. EITA"

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