On the formation of hydrogen peroxide in water microdroplets

  title={On the formation of hydrogen peroxide in water microdroplets},
  author={Adair Gallo and Nayara H. Musskopf and Xinlei Liu and Zi Yang and Jeferson Petry and Peng Zhang and Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen and Hong G. Im and Himanshu Mishra},
  journal={Chemical Science},
  pages={2574 - 2583}
Recent reports on the formation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in water microdroplets produced via pneumatic spraying or capillary condensation have garnered significant attention. How covalent bonds in water could break under such mild conditions challenges our textbook understanding of physical chemistry and water. While there is no definitive answer, it has been speculated that ultrahigh electric fields at the air–water interface are responsible for this chemical transformation. Here, we report… 

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