Antioxidant Determinations by the Use of a Stable Free Radical

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METHODS for measuring antioxidants and appraising antioxidant activity appear to be of two general types. If the chemical nature of the antioxidant is known, one may strive for a test specific for the compound or group of interest; for example, the nitroprusside test for sulphydryl groups. Alternatively one may observe the inhibition of some natural oxidative process such as the β-oxidation of fats, as a function of the added antioxidant.

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BLOIS, M. Antioxidant Determinations by the Use of a Stable Free Radical. Nature 181, 1199–1200 (1958) doi:10.1038/1811199a0

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