University Chemistry ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 98-104.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202204018

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Cyclic Peroxide: A Class of Organic Oxidants with Different Properties

Lei Shi(), Xihui Yang   

  • Received:2022-04-08 Accepted:2022-04-19 Published:2022-05-10
  • Contact: Lei Shi


Cyclic peroxide represents a class of organic peroxides with peroxy bonds in their ring structures. To date, cyclic peroxides with unique properties and diverse structures have played irreplaceable roles in many fields. Taking the application of cyclic peroxides in the fields of medical health, chemiluminescence, and chemical synthesis as examples, this essay presents an introduction of the physical and chemical properties and reaction mechanism of cyclic peroxides, with the aim of facilitating an understanding of this class of organic peroxides in readers.

Key words: Cyclic peroxide, Artemisinin, Chemiluminescence, Organic synthesis