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Fenton reaction

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Fenton reaction

The use of H2O2 and ferrous salts (Fenton's reagent) to oxidise alpha-hydroxy acids to alpha-keto acids or to convert 1,2-glycols to alpha-hydroxy aldehydes, the formation of OH-, OH-, and Fe3_ from the nonenzymatic reaction of Fe2_ with H2O2; a reaction of importance in the oxidative stress in blood cells and various tissues.