The interaction of dietary carotenoids with radical species.

@article{Mortensen2001TheIO,
  title={The interaction of dietary carotenoids with radical species.},
  author={Alan Mortensen and Leif H. Skibsted and T George Truscott},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2001},
  volume={385 1},
  pages={
          13-9
        }
}
Dietary carotenoids react with a wide range of radicals such as CCl3O2*, RSO2*, NO2*, and various arylperoxyl radicals via electron transfer producing the radical cation of the carotenoid. Less strongly oxidizing radicals, such as alkylperoxyl radicals, can lead to hydrogen atom transfer generating the neutral carotene radical. Other processes can also arise such as adduct formation with sulphur-centered radicals. The oxidation potentials have been established, showing that, in Triton X-100… 

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