© 1998

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry of Oxygen Species


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 2 / 2I)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Irena Kruk
      Pages 1-2
  3. Chemical Aspects

  4. Environmental Aspects

  5. Erratum

    1. Irena Kruk
      Pages 265-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-264

About this book


The book describes the chemical structure and spectroscopic properties of toxic oxygen species such as: superoxide, hydroxyl and organic oxygen radicals, hydrogen peroxide and singlet oxygen. With respect to these oxygen species this volume also covers sources of generation; methods of identification; the chemical reactivity with biologically important compounds; biochemical, clinical and environmental aspects of the oxygen species formation.
Emphasis is placed on photodynamic effects, possible role of oxygen species in human diseases, in smog and acid rain formation, in degradation of polymers and plant senescence processes. The book also includes cell and tissue mechanisms of protection against damage caused by oxygen species.


Erkundung Umwelt Umweltanalytik Umweltbelastung Umweltschutz environment environmental analysis environmental toxicology hazard health hazard monitoring pollution protection of the environment toxicology Ökotoxikologie

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsTechnical University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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