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[Evaluation of prooxidant properties of ascorbic acid].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biofizika
Publication Date
Volume
58
Issue
4
Pages
582–586
Identifiers
PMID: 24455878
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Chemiluminescence of ascorbic acid in Fenton solution was investigated at acid concentration from 10(-7) to 1 mol/l. The yield of chemiluminescence exceeds spontaneous light from Fenton solution at [Asc] - 10(-4) - 10(-3) mol/l in the presence of dissolved oxygen, and prooxidant properties are displayed. When there is no oxygen in solution, this effect is not observed. A comparison of experimental data and oxidation process simulation shows that ascorbic acid is an antioxidant. Its transformation products in the presence of oxygen exert prooxidant properties.

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