Antioxidant activity – preliminary considerations for measurement

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


This chapter builds on the concepts introduced in Chapter 1 which, apart from the bibliometrics, concluded with an elaboration of the meaning of antioxidant activity. Chapter 3 begins with an examination of the reasons for measuring antioxidant activity rather than concentration. After all it is the concentration of most analytes that is measured in samples rather than activity. Why this difference? The measurement of antioxidant concentration is an inadequate measure of activity in most instances. General issues associated with measurement of antioxidant activity are discussed, and the methods used to measure antioxidant activity are outlined and classified. Antioxidant activity can only be expressed in relation to an oxidizable matrix or substrate so the different sample matrices are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of antioxidant methodology
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to activity determination
EditorsPaul D. Prenzler, Danielle Ryan, Kevin Robards
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9781839165344
ISBN (Print)9781839161551
Publication statusPublished - 06 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameFood Chemistry, Function and Analysis


Dive into the research topics of 'Antioxidant activity – preliminary considerations for measurement'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this