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).
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry