The chemical properties of superoxide ion, its biological role, and the role of other oxygen radicals which arise as a result of its transformations are contained in this text. In Volume I the principal reactions of superoxide ion, including protonation reactions with proton donors, nucleophilic reactions with esters, alkyl halides and other compounds, electron transfer reactions with quinones and metal complexes, are described.
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VOLUME II: Preface. Who is the Villain? Classification and Reactivities of Oxygen Species in Biological Systems. Nonenzymatic and Enzymatic Production of Oxygen Radicals in Biological Systems. Production of Oxygen Radicals by Xenobiotics. Production of Oxygen Radicals by Cells. The Interaction of Oxygen Radicals with Natural and Biologically Active Compounds, Cellular Components and Cells. Appendices. Index.
Igor B. Afanas'ev D.Sc., Professor, is Chief of the Laboratory of Chemical Kinetics, All-Union Vitamin Research Institute, Moscow.