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Quiz 8 Key - electron and the steric hindrance of the...

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BME 201,   Quiz 8,   Sep. 14, 2011 Name:__________ Explain why/how Vitamin E is an antioxidant? Vitamin E is a reducing agent that functions by its ability to break the propagation chain of lipid oxidation by the reduction of radical species . The vitamin-E radical formed is relatively unreactive because of extensive delocalization of the
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Unformatted text preview: electron and the steric hindrance of the methyl substituents. Lipid soluble vitamin E is regenerated at the membrane surface by water-soluble reducing agents such as vitamin c ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course BME 201 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Fall '11 term at Purdue.

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