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University of Texas at Austin

Phthaloyl Peroxide Crab

Caption: The crab represents the chemical phthaloyl peroxide. The claws are the reactive regions of the molecule that undergo the reaction. The crab is grabbing a molecule (forming the carbon-oxygen bond) then tearing a hydrogen atom off.

Credit: Image was created by Mingjun Quan, based on a design by Changxia Yuan.

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