Reaktionen von naszierenden Chinonen mit β-Alaninmethylester in Essigsäure und in wäßriger Lösung/ Reactions of Nascent Quinones with Methyl β-Alanate in Glacial Acetic Acid and in Aqueous Solution

Martin G. Peter
1978 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
Nascent Quinones, Amine Addition In order to generate a model for the reaction of proteins with nascent quinones, catechol and 4-methylcatechol were oxidized with silver-I-oxide in glacial acetic acid or with mushroom tyrosinase (EC 1.10.3.1) in phosphate buffer, respectively. The structures identified indicate that not only the amine reacts with the quinone by the well known addition-oxidation-mechanism, but also that solvent molecules may participate in product formation. The m ain product of
more » ... he m ain product of the oxidation of catechol in glacial acid is N-(2-carbomethoxyethyl) -phenoxaz-2,3-dione.
doi:10.1515/znc-1978-11-1219 fatcat:24z2rugwdfhmthfp3wntlpfdxm