- the use of H2O2 and ferrous salts (Fenton reagent) to oxidize a-hydroxy acids to a-keto acids or to convert 1,2-glycols to a-hydroxy aldehydes;
- the formation of OH·, OH-, and Fe3+ from the nonenzymatic reaction of Fe2+ with H2O2; a reaction of importance in the oxidative stress in blood cells and various tissues.
[H. J. H. Fenton]
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