Chemistry of oxygen Oxygen has become established as a weak oxidant in many industrial processes including conventional bleaching sequences and oxygen-alkali delignification already for several decades ago.1 At normal temperatures and pressures, two atoms of oxygen (O) bind to form dioxygen (O2), which is a colourless and odourless diatomic gas.2 Dioxygen has a triplet electronic
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Raimo Alén, University of Jyväskylä
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