Chapter 1. Landmarks in the Development of Organic Peroxide Chemistry

  1. Waldemar Adam
  1. Manfred Schulz

Published Online: 30 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527600396.ch1

Peroxide Chemistry: Mechanistic and Preparative Aspects of Oxygen Transfer

Peroxide Chemistry: Mechanistic and Preparative Aspects of Oxygen Transfer

How to Cite

Schulz, M. (2000) Landmarks in the Development of Organic Peroxide Chemistry, in Peroxide Chemistry: Mechanistic and Preparative Aspects of Oxygen Transfer (ed W. Adam), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600396.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074 Würzburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, D-06099 Halle, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527271504

Online ISBN: 9783527600397

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Keywords:

  • development;
  • organic peroxide chemistry;
  • historical beginning;
  • modern peroxide chemistry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Historical Beginning of Oxidation Chemistry

  • The First Investigations Regarding the Course of Autoxidation of Organic Compounds

  • The Beginning of Modern Peroxide Chemistry

  • The Expansion of Classical Peroxide Chemistry

    • Autoxidation of Alkenes

      • The Four-Membered-Ring Peroxide Structure versus the Hydroperoxide Structure

      • Photooxygenation – Reactions with Singlet Oxygen – Endoperoxides

      • Polymeric Peroxides

      • Ozonization and Ozonides

  • Current Peroxide Chemistry

    • 1, 2-Dioxetanes

    • 1, 2-Dioxetanones (α-Peroxylactones)

    • Dioxiranes (“The Wonder Oxidants”)

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Peroxides in Biology

  • Recent Applications of Peroxide Chemistry

  • References and Remarks