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Ketone-Catalyzed Decomposition of Peroxynitrite via Dioxirane Intermediates

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posted on 1999-12-09, 00:00 authored by Dan Yang, Yeung-Chiu Tang, Jian Chen, Xue-Chao Wang, Michael D. Bartberger, K. N. Houk, Leif Olson
Ketones are found to be catalysts for the decomposition of peroxynitrite. Kinetics, product studies, and B3LYP transition-state calculations together provide consistent evidence for a mechanism involving the formation of dioxirane intermediates.

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