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New Developments in Peroxidation of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

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During the last decade, peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and corresponding esters has attracted increased research attention, mostly due to its involvement in the origin and development of many chronic diseases. This short report focuses on the state-of-the-art of the mechanistic interpretation of lipid autoxidation and the design of antioxidants of new generation.

Keywords: Lipid; antioxidant; fatty acid; hydroperoxide; lipoprotein; peroxidation

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica "Giulio Natta", Politecnico di Milano, Via Mancinelli 7, I-20131 Milano MI, Italy.

Publication date: February 1, 2006

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  • Letters in Organic Chemistry publishes original letters on all areas of organic chemistry including synthesis, bioorganic, medicinal, natural products, organometallic, supramolecular, molecular recognition and physical organic chemistry. The emphasis is placed on publishing quality papers very rapidly. Letters are processed rapidly and take full advantage of the Internet technology both for the submission and the review of the manuscripts.
    The journal is essential reading for all organic chemists both in academia and industry.

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