Chemistry of Criegee Intermediates
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, Slovak Republic
Recent progress in our understanding of the chemistry and mechanisms of both gas- and liquid-phase ozonolysis from the viewpoint of the Criegee intermediates is discussed. It has been emphasized that the highly reactive dioxirane can play the important role of a Criegee intermediate. It is summarized to what extent the gas-phase ozonolysis competes with the liquid-phase phenomena. The formation of hydroxyl radicals during the ozonolysis and their influence on the stoichiometry of reactions is also discussed. Biological consequences of their chemistry are briefly mentioned.
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