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Hydroxyl Radicals Attack Metallic Gold†
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 6, pages 1061–1063, February 1, 2010
How to Cite
Nowicka, A., Hasse, U., Hermes, M. and Scholz, F. (2010), Hydroxyl Radicals Attack Metallic Gold. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 1061–1063. doi: 10.1002/anie.200906358
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 13 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 11 NOV 2009
- Fenton’s reagent;
Gold service: The asperities on a polished gold surface are quickly dissolved by the OH. radicals of Fenton's reagent. The dissolution of Au is rapid at the beginning of the reaction and is negligible when the asperities have been dissolved. Although the OH. radicals also oxidize the smooth parts of the Au surface, they do not dissolve them, but form a stable oxide monolayer.