A Novel Type of Antioxidant related to Polyporic Acid

@article{Bennett1961ANT,
  title={A Novel Type of Antioxidant related to Polyporic Acid},
  author={G. J. Bennett and N. URI},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={192},
  pages={354-355}
}
IN the inhibition of the autoxidation of 1,4-dienes, for example, linoleic acid and its esters, it is generally assumed that polyphenolic compounds act as chain breakers in accordance with the mechanism RO·2 + AOH→ROOH + AO·, where RO·2 is the chain propagating peroxy radical and AOH is the antioxidant. The efficiency of the latter is determined not only by the rate of the inhibitory reaction but also by the stability of the intermediate AO· radical1. Recently it was shown that certain… CONTINUE READING