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Electron paramagnetic resonance investigation of the free radicals in the gas and particulate phases of cigarette smoke using spin-trapping techniques

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Ghosh, M., Ionita, P., McAughey, J. and Cunningham, F. (2008) Electron paramagnetic resonance investigation of the free radicals in the gas and particulate phases of cigarette smoke using spin-trapping techniques. ARKIVOC, 2008 (12). pp. 74-84. ISSN 1551-7004

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To link to this article DOI: 10.3998/ark.5550190.0009.c09

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Free radicals in cigarette smoke have been studied using spin trapping EPR techniques. 2R4F reference cigarettes were smoked using 35 ml puff volumes of 2 seconds duration, once every 60 seconds. The particulate phase of the smoke was separated from the gas phase by passing the smoke through a Cambridge filter pad. For both phases, free radicals were measured and identified. A range of spin-traps was employed: PBN, DMPO, DEPMPO, and DPPH-PBN. In the gas-phase, short-lived carbon- and oxygen- centered radicals were identified; the ratios between them changed during the smoking runs. For the first puffs, C-centered radicals predominated while for the later puffs, O-centered radicals were mainly observed. The particulate phase and the ‘tar’ were studied as well.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
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ID Code:22220
Publisher:Arkat USA Inc

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