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Table 1 Reaction rates at room temperature in spurs (reactions occurring between 10−10 and 10−7 s) (Belloni et al. 2008; Buxton et al. 1988)

From: Importance of radiolytic reactions during high-LET irradiation modalities: LET effect, role of O2 and radiosensitization by nanoparticles

Reaction

Reaction rate (1010 dm3 mol−1 s−1)

H· + eaq + H2O → OH + H2

2.5

H· + ·OH → H2O

0.7

H· + H· →  H2

0.78

H3O+ + eaq → H· + H2O

2.3

·OH + eaq → OH

3.0

·OH + ·OH → H2O2

0.55

eaq + eaq + 2H2O → 2OH + H2

0.55