Covering all aspects of this field, this volume also critically discusses recent results obtained with the use of nitroxides, while providing an analysis of future developments. Written by a group of scientists with long-term experience in investigating the chemistry, physicochemistry, biochemistry and biophysics of nitroxides, the book is not intended as an exhaustive survey of each topic, but rather a discussion of their theoretical and experimental background, as well as recent advances. The first four chapters expound the general theoretical and experimental background and the advantages of modern ESR technique. Chapter 5 focuses on fundamentals and recent results in the preparation and basic chemical properties, while the next two chapters briefly outline principles and current results in nitroxides as spin probes, and as redox probes and spin traps. These chapters form the basis for the subsequent more detailed studies of nitroxides in physicochemistry, while the final chapters concentrate on the advantages of magnetic materials on the basis of nitroxides.
Finally, the concluding chapter considers the rapidly developing field of biomedical, therapeutic and clinical applications. With more than 1,100 references to essential literature, this volume provides fundamental knowledge of instrumentation, data interpretation, capacity and recent advantages of nitroxide applications, allowing readers to understand how nitroxides can help them in solving their own problems.
Gertz Likhtenshtein has been full Professor at the Ben-Gurion University of Negev (Israel) and emerited 2003. Among his many awards are the Medal of the Exhibition of Economic Achievement, the Diploma of Discovery, the USSR State Price and the Diploma of the Israel Chemical Society. He is a member of the International ESR Society, the American Biophysical Society, the Israel Chemical Society and the Israel ESR Society. Jun Yamauchi has emerited as full Professor from Kyoto University in 2006. He is a member of the Chemical Society of Japan, and the Society of Electron Spin Science and Technology. Shin'ichi Nakatsuji is Professor of Organic and Materials Chemistry at the University of Hyogo. His major research topics are novel electron systems, Dye chemistry, organic magnetic materials and organic conductors. He is a member of the GDCh, ACS, and Chemical Society of Japan. Rui Tamura is Professor at Kyoto University. His research areas include structural organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry and environmental chemistry, i.e. synthesis and reaction of nitro compounds and nitroxides.