About The Author

Chadwick Powell is a PhD student in synthetic chemistry at Virginia Tech, with research focusing on the synthesis of novel small molecule and polymeric drug delivery systems, specifically hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

On-Demand Release Of Persulfides As Antioxidants

Cellular redox balance is critical for maintaining normal function and preventing damage to DNA and proteins, which may lead to accelerated aging, and, more nefariously, the development of Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, depression, and others. Generation and sale of antioxidant supplements is a multi-billion dollar industry, despite apparent discrepancies in efficacy, mode of action, and