Haber–Weiss reaction

The Haber–Weiss cycle consists of the following two reactions:,H2O2 + OH.-->H2O + O2 + H+ and,H2O2 + O2-->O2 + OH + OH.,The second reaction achieved notoriety as a possible source of hydroxyl radicals. However, it has a negligible @O04322@. It is believed that iron(III) complexes can catalyse this reaction: first, Fe(III) is reduced by superoxide, followed by @O04362@ by dihydrogen peroxide.
See also:
Fenton reaction
PAC, 1997, 69, 1251. (Glossary of terms used in bioinorganic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1997)) on page 1277 [Terms] [Paper]