History of hydrogen peroxide
What is it about?
Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidant. Its history and involvement in biology is reviewed. I show that it is thermodynamically a weak one-electron oxidant and kinetically a slow two-electron oxidant.
Why is it important?
Given its reactivity (thermodynamics and kinetics), hydrogen peroxide at low concentrations is an ideal signalling molecule.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Willem H. Koppenol