2015 Volume 83 Issue 9 Pages 721-724
Efficient generation of oxygen radicals and reactive oxygen was successfully performed at the dispersed-phasic interface between vapor-water and oxygen plasma in a reaction chamber having an internal atmosphere with a normal-pressure and temperature. In the space of the reactor chamber (radical vapor reactor [RVR]), the gas phase was strictly controlled in terms of vaporized water (small water mist), temperature, plasma conditions, and UV irradiation. According to spin-trapping electron spin resonance analysis, the RVR efficiently and quantitatively yielded two types of reactive oxygen species (1O2 and OH radical) with the atmosphere of the RVR chamber. This is the report of the efficient, quantitative production of reactive oxygen in an atmosphere. The reactivity of the produced 1O2 and OH radical may be applicable for various chemical processes, such as oxidation and electron absorption.