Free radicals produced by the oxidation of gallic acid: An electron paramagnetic resonance study


BACKGROUND Gallic acid (3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid) is found in a wide variety of plants; it is extensively used in tanning, ink dyes, as well as in the manufacturing of paper. The gallate moiety is a key component of many functional phytochemicals. In this work electron paramagnetic spectroscopy (EPR) was used to detect the free radicals generated by the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1752-153X-4-15


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