Dihydrotetrazine Antioxidants and Free Radical Reaction Inhibitors

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Douglas Loy
Professor, Materials Sci and Engineering
Robb Bagge
Graduate assistant, CBC
Wenmo Sun
Graduate assistant, 26 Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Title: Dihydrotetrazine Antioxidants and Free Radical Reaction Inhibitors

 

Invention: The invention is the use of dihydrotetrazines as antioxidants to eliminate free radicals. Dihydrotetrazines were found to be superior to dihydropyridazines or hindered phenols in inhibiting free radical polymerization.

 

Background: Dihydrotetrazines donate up to two hydrogen atoms to terminate radical chain or oxidation ractions. These compounds can be prepared in the synthesis of tetrazines or by hydrogenation or reduction reactions.

 

Applications:

  • Plastics/rubber
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fuel

 

Advantages:

  • Can serve as an alternative antioxidant agent
  • Increases efficacy

 

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