Oxygen Chemistry

Hardcover | January 1, 1993

byDonald T. SawyerForeword byR. J. P. Williams

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This book places oxygen on the center stage of chemistry in a manner that parallels the focus on carbon by 19th century chemists. One measure of the significance of oxygen chemistry is the greater diversity of oxygen-containing molecules than of carbon-containing molecules. One of the mostimportant compounds is water, containing the properties of being a unique medium for biological chemistry and life, the source of all the dioxygen in the atmosphere, and the moderator of the earth's climate. Sawyer first introduces the biological origins of dioxygen and role of dioxygen in aerobicbiology and oxidative metabolism, and in separate chapters discusses the oxidation-reduction thermodynamics of oxygen species, and the nature of the bonding for oxygen in its compounds. Additional chapters focus on the reactivities of specific oxygen compounds. The book will be of interest tochemists and biochemists, as well as graduate students, life scientists, and medical researchers.

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This book places oxygen on the center stage of chemistry in a manner that parallels the focus on carbon by 19th century chemists. One measure of the significance of oxygen chemistry is the greater diversity of oxygen-containing molecules than of carbon-containing molecules. One of the mostimportant compounds is water, containing the pr...

Donald T. Sawyer is at Texas A and M University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.57 × 6.46 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195057988

ISBN - 13:9780195057980

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Oxygen Chemistry2. Redox Thermodynamics for Oxygen Species; Effects of Media and pH3. Nature of Chemical Bonds for Oxygen in its Compounds4. Reactivity of Hydrogen Peroxide, Alkyl Hydroperoxides, and Peracids5. Reactivity of Oxygen Radicals6. Reactivity of Dioxygen and its Activation for Selective Dioxygenation, Mono-Oxygenation, Dehydrogenation, and Auto-Oxidation of Organic Substrates and Metals (Corrosion)7. Reactivity of Superoxide Ion8. Reactivity of Oxy-Anions and O2as Nucleophiles and One-Electron Reducing Agents

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"Provides a sound background for the student of oxygen chemistry, as well as being an excellent reference source for the expert. It contains a vast amount of chemical data. . . . excellent." --Journal of the American Chemical Society