Next Article in Journal
Impact & Blast Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Therapy
Next Article in Special Issue
Microhydration and the Enhanced Acidity of Free Radicals
Previous Article in Journal
HPLC-PDA Combined with Chemometrics for Quantitation of Active Components and Quality Assessment of Raw and Processed Fruits of Xanthium strumarium L.
Previous Article in Special Issue
Novel Carbazole Skeleton-Based Photoinitiators for LED Polymerization and LED Projector 3D Printing
Article Menu
Issue 2 (February) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Molecules 2018, 23(2), 244; doi:10.3390/molecules23020244

Ultrafast Chemistry of Water Radical Cation, H2O•+, in Aqueous Solutions

Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, CNRS/Université Paris-Sud 11, Bâtiment 349, 91405 Orsay, France
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 January 2018 / Revised: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 22 January 2018 / Published: 26 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Radical Chemistry)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [3293 KB, uploaded 26 January 2018]   |  


Oxidation reactions by radicals constitute a very important class of chemical reactions in solution. Radiation Chemistry methods allow producing, in a controlled way, very reactive oxidizing radicals, such as OH, CO3•–, NO3, SO4•–, and N3. Although the radical cation of water, H2O•+, with a very short lifetime (shorter than 1 ps) is the precursor of these radicals in aqueous solutions, its chemistry is usually known to be limited to the reaction of proton transfer by forming OH radical. Herein, we stress situations where H2O•+ undergoes electron transfer reaction in competition with proton transfer. View Full-Text
Keywords: water radical cation; electron transfer; oxidizing radicals; radiation chemistry water radical cation; electron transfer; oxidizing radicals; radiation chemistry

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Ma, J.; Wang, F.; Mostafavi, M. Ultrafast Chemistry of Water Radical Cation, H2O•+, in Aqueous Solutions. Molecules 2018, 23, 244.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top