Direct observation of the isomerization of aliphatic peroxy radicals
Article published in Angewandte Chemie (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907981)
Organic peroxy radicals are short-lived chemical intermediates formed by the oxidation of organic compounds (combustion, atmospheric chemistry, metabolisms …) very difficult to observe directly. A mass spectrometry technique, developed at IRCELYON for their direct and individual observation (specified), enabled the first observation of the isomerization (autoxidation) of aliphatic peroxy radicals at room temperature. Nozière B., Vereecken, L. Direct Observation of Aliphatic Peroxy Radical Autoxidation and Water Effects, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019.