Volume 89 Issue 28 | p. 31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 11, 2011

Hydrogen Peroxide Detected In Space

Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide, interstellar, astronomy, astrochemistry

Hydrogen peroxide has been detected in interstellar space for the first time, a finding that could be used to refine models of astrochemical processes involving the compound, which is believed to play a key role in the chemistry of oxygen and water (Astron. Astrophys., DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117170). Astronomers have proposed that H2O2 may form in interstellar molecular clouds via gas-phase reactions of H2 with HO2 or through reactions of two . . .

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