New insights into free radical reactivity via gas phase studies of radical anions [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr SJ Blanksby

Brief description Free radicals are known to be critical reactive intermediates in chemical processes ranging from the formation of photochemical smog, through combustion to the onset of age-related diseases. This research increases our understanding of how free radicals react and will thus allow for more accurate prediction, and in some instances greater control, of the outcomes of chemical reactions and their health and environmental consequences. New instrumental technologies will be developed and young Australian researchers will be trained here, and with collaborators in the USA, in state-of-the-art techniques (particularly in mass spectrometry) that are essential to our emerging technology-based economy.

Funding Amount $320,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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