Role of water in electron-initiated processes and radical chemistry: Issues and scientific advances

Bruce C. Garrett, David A. Dixon, Donald M. Camaioni, Daniel M. Chipman, Mark A. Johnson, Charles D. Jonah, Gregory A. Kimmel, John H. Miller, Thomas N. Rescigno, Peter J. Rossky, Sotiris S. Xantheas, Steven D. Colson, Allan H. Laufer, Douglas Ray, Paul F. Barbara, David M. Bartels, Kurt H. Becker, Kit H. Bowen, Stephen E. Bradforth, Ian CarmichaelJames V. Coe, L. Rene Corrales, James P. Cowin, Michel Dupuis, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, James A. Franz, Maciej S. Gutowski, Kenneth D. Jordan, Bruce D. Kay, Jay A. LaVerne, Sergei V. Lymar, Theodore E. Madey, C. William McCurdy, Dan Meisel, Shaul Mukamel, Anders R. Nilsson, Thomas M. Orlando, Nikolay G. Petrik, Simon M. Pimblott, James R. Rustad, Gregory K. Schenter, Sherwin J. Singer, Andrei Tokmakoff, Lai Sheng Wang, Curt Wittig, Timothy S. Zwier

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An understanding of electron-initiated processes in aqueous systems and the subsequent radical chemistry these processes induce is critical in diverse fields such as waste remediation and environmental cleanup, radiation processing, nuclear reactors, and medical diagnosis and therapy. This review outlines the opportunity in the scientific community to create a research thrust aimed at developing a fundamental understanding of electron-driven processes in aqueous systems. Successful research programs in radiation chemistry and condensed-phase chemical physics provide the foundation to build such an effort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-389
Number of pages35
JournalChemical reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005


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Garrett, B. C., Dixon, D. A., Camaioni, D. M., Chipman, D. M., Johnson, M. A., Jonah, C. D., Kimmel, G. A., Miller, J. H., Rescigno, T. N., Rossky, P. J., Xantheas, S. S., Colson, S. D., Laufer, A. H., Ray, D., Barbara, P. F., Bartels, D. M., Becker, K. H., Bowen, K. H., Bradforth, S. E., ... Zwier, T. S. (2005). Role of water in electron-initiated processes and radical chemistry: Issues and scientific advances. Chemical reviews, 105(1), 355-389.