Prevention of a systematic underestimation of antioxidant activity in competition assays. The impact of unspecific reactions of the reactive species.

In antioxidant competition assays, an antioxidant (A) and a detector compound (D) compete for a reactive species (R). In the evaluation of these assays, it is tacitly assumed that all of R is captured by either D or A. Due to the - by definition - high reactivity of R, unspecific reactions of R are likely to occur and neglecting these reactions will result… CONTINUE READING