Oxygen Chemistry

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This valuable new work focuses on the remarkable chemical properties of oxygen -- both as an indispensable agent in atmospheric dynamics and as a key factor in the origin and development of living systems.
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"Interesting and stimulating. . . .Contains a wealth of information and is recommended to all chemists interested in oxygen chemistry and requiring a little intellectual stimulation." —Nature

"Stimulating and provocative." —Chemical Monographs Review

"Provides a sound background for the student of oxygen chemistry, as well as being an excellent reference source for the expert. It contains a vast amount of chemical data. . . . excellent." —Journal of the American Chemical Society

At a level suitable for graduate students of organic chemistry, explores the mechanisms by which living organisms protect themselves against free oxygen--the most prevalent poison on the planet--as well as against some of the its more common compounds and the reduced chemicals it produces. Includes a provocative valence-bond explanation of the formation of oxygen compounds. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Texas A & M University
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Oxygen Chemistry
2. Redox Thermodynamics for Oxygen Species; Effects of Media and pH
3. Nature of Chemical Bonds for Oxygen in its Compounds
4. Reactivity of Hydrogen Peroxide, Alkyl Hydroperoxides, and Peracids
5. Reactivity of Oxygen Radicals
6. Reactivity of Dioxygen and its Activation for Selective Dioxygenation, Mono-Oxygenation, Dehydrogenation, and Auto-Oxidation of Organic Substrates and Metals (Corrosion)
7. Reactivity of Superoxide Ion
8. Reactivity of Oxy-Anions and O2 as Nucleophiles and One-Electron Reducing Agents

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