Encyclopedia of Radicals in Chemistry, Biology and Materials

Encyclopedia of Radicals in Chemistry, Biology and Materials

Online ISBN: 9781119953678

DOI: 10.1002/9781119953678

Editor(s): Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu and Armido Studer

About this Book

Over the last two decades the application of free radicals in organic synthesis, materials science and life science has steadily increased. The Encyclopedia of Radicals in Chemistry, Biology and Materials aims to offer, for the first time, a description of free radicals within an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context, connecting structural characteristics and chemical properties to their applications in different areas of chemistry and related disciplines, including topical areas such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and antioxidants in food within medicine and life sciences

  • Synthesis and catalysis, combustion and atmospheric chemistry within chemistry

  • Ageing and signaling in biological processes

Covering not only basic concepts and chemical synthesis, the encyclopedia also covers various aspects concerning the role of free radicals in materials and life sciences. Offering the reader a balanced contribution of topics related to free radicals, for example, their role in proteomics, genomics and lipidomics as well as their enormous potential in synthesis and technology.

The volumes are thematically structured within four areas to help chemists and life science researchers gain a wider and deeper understanding of free radicals and allow them to apply free radicals in their own research. These volume themes are:

  • Basic Concepts & Methodologies

  • Synthetic Strategies & Applications

  • Chemical Biology

  • Polymers & Materials

“I believe that the merger of radical with transition-metal chemistry is not intensively investigated to date and I can foresee exciting results in that area…nature uses radical chemistry at the highest level. Radical enzymes catalyze amazing transformations. It is obvious that we have to learn more about such processes and to try to add such reactions in the field of biomimetic radical chemistry to the portfolio of the synthetic organic chemist.”
Armido Studer, Editor of The Encyclopedia of Radicals in Chemistry, Biology and Materials
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Volume 51, Issue 17