Question of Covalent Intermediate Formation in the Flavine-Catalyzed Carbonyl to Carbinol Oxidation-Reduction Reaction

Seiji Shinkai, Thomas C. Bruice

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The mechanisms by which flavoenzymes catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions are of much concern. We address ourselves herein to the interconversion of aldehydes (ketones) and alcohols coupled to the oxidation-reduction of flavine. In a study of the oxidation of 10-phenylisoalloxazine Brown and Hamilton1 proposed 4a addition of alkoxide followed by base-catalyzed elimination of ketone (eq 1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7526-7528
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1973
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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