University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (6): 2006034.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202006034

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Hydrogen Peroxide: Small Molecule with Big Functions

Houjin Li(), Jinshan Li, Liuping Chen   

  • Received:2020-06-08 Accepted:2020-07-24 Published:2020-08-26
  • Contact: Houjin Li


Hydrogen peroxide is a small molecule with a fine structure and wide applications. It plays important roles in bleaching, medicine, the chemical industry, environmental protection, food industry, rocket fuel etc. Here, in addition to providing a brief comprehensive introduction on the structure, chemical properties and syntheses of hydrogen peroxide, we primarily present its biological functions, detection methods, applications and safety, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of this smart molecule.

Key words: Hydrogen peroxide, Chemical synthesis, Biological function, Detection method, Application, Safety