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What are free radicals?

Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons. They are everywhere - in the air, our bodies and the materials around us. In their quest to find another electron, they are very reactive and can cause damage to surrounding molecules.
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Centre Summary

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology was established in 2005 through the award of an Australian Research Council grant worth $12 million. In 2009, the Centre was awarded a further $9.8 million to continue its innovative free radical research.
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Research

Fundamental Radical Chemistry

Good Health & Preventing Disease

Radicals in the Environment

Radicals in Materials Technology

Kinetics & Mechanisms Facility

Pain & Inflammation

Surface Coatings

Climate Change & Energy