A stable radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) has long been used as a convenient method for the antioxidant assay of biological materials such as cysteine, glutathione, ascorbic acid, tocopherol and polyhydroxy aromatic compounds (hydroquinone, pyrogallol, etc). In this study, non-reductive scavenging of DPPH was investigated by electron spin resonance (ESR) analyses for the purpose of developing a useful method for quantitative determination of peroxyradical. Since DPPH was degraded in the presence of peroxyradical derived from UV-irradiated benzoylperoxide and the peroxyradical-induced degradation of DPPH was inhibited by the addition of a spin trapping agent 5,5-dimethyl-1- pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO), it is concluded that DPPH is non-reductively scavenged by peroxyradical. Therefore, it is suggested that DPPH could be a useful agent for the quantitative measurement of peroxyradical.
- 1,1-dipheny 1-2-picryihydrazyl (DPPH)
- Electron spin resonance (ESR)
- Non-reductive scavenging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery