Antioxidant Properties of Phenolic Compounds: H-Atom versus Electron Transfer Mechanism

  title={Antioxidant Properties of Phenolic Compounds: H-Atom versus Electron Transfer Mechanism},
  author={Monica Leopoldini and T. Marino and N. Russo and M. Toscano},
  journal={Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
  • Monica Leopoldini, T. Marino, +1 author M. Toscano
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to evaluate the antioxidant activity of molecules commonly present in many Mediterranean foods. A series of interesting systems, including tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, gallic, and caffeic acids, belonging to the family of phenols, resveratrol of the stilbenes family, epicatechin, kaempferol, and cianidin as examples of flavonoids and, at last, a simplified model of α-tocopherol (6-hydroxy-2,2,5,7,8-pentamethylchroman (HPMC)) were studied… CONTINUE READING
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