Free radicals in X-irradiated single crystals of sucrose: A reexamination

E. Sagstuen, A. Lund, O. Awadelkarim, M. Lindgren, J. Westerling

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Single crystals of sucrose grown in H2O or D2O solutions have been irradiated by X-rays at room temperature. The nature of the stable free radicals has been examined by ENDOR spectroscopy, complemented with X- and Q-band ESR measurements. At least two radicals are present. One is definitely and the other possibly characterized by one α- and two β-proton hyperfine couplings and an anisotropic g factor. They have been assigned to radicals of the type RCOĊHCH2 resulting from an opening of the glucose and fructose rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5584-5588
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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