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Molecules 2015, 20(2), 2831-2834;

The Games Radicals Play: Special Issue on Free Radicals and Radical Ions

1,†,* and 2,†,*
EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 9ST, UK
Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1600, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 3 February 2015 / Accepted: 5 February 2015 / Published: 9 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Free Radicals and Radical Ions)
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Chemistry and Physics have aptly been described as “most excellent children of Intellect and Art” [1]. Both these “children” engage with many playthings, and molecules rank as one of their first favorites, especially radicals, which are amongst the most lively and exciting. Checking out radicals dancing to the music of entropy round their potential energy ballrooms is surely both entertaining and enlightening. Radicals’ old favorite convolutions are noteworthy, but the new styles, modes and arrangements appearing on the scene are even more interesting. Some of these are ephemeral and enjoy only a brief appearance, others are retro-types reappearing in new guises, still others are genuinely new and “go viral” in the scientific world. This Special Issue of Molecules contains the observations and reflections of a select group of chemists and physicists fascinated by this spectacle. It contains an eclectic mix reflecting on new modes and advances as well as on permutations and combinations that revive mature themes. [...] View Full-Text
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