Alfred F Noels

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The molecular mechanisms of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) oxidation by peroxynitrite (ONOO-) was studied using ultra-weak chemiluminescence, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and UV-visible diode-array spectrophotometry, and compared to BH4 oxidation by oxoferryl species produced by the myoglobin/hydrogen peroxide (Mb/H2O2) system. The oxidation of BH4 by(More)
We reported here the reaction, in acidic conditions, of peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) with the anaesthetic agent propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol, PPF). The most interesting finding is that peroxynitrite is able to nitrate and to oxidize propofol leading to 4-nitropropofol, quinone, and diphenylquinone as the major products. More surprisingly, we also found that(More)
exo-Cluster dicarbollides substitution has allowed tuning of the E degrees (Ru(II)/Ru(III)) potential to obtain the best-performing Kharasch catalyst. We postulate that this is possible through the to-and-fro electron movement between the boron cluster and the sulfonium moieties.
Air-stable and readily available ruthenium benzylidene complexes of the general type [RuCl2(=CHPh)(L)(L')] (L, L' = PCy3 and/or N-heterocyclic carbene) constitute a new class of catalyst precursors for atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of methyl methacrylate and styrene, and provide an unprecedented example for the involvement of ruthenium(More)
Ultraweak luminescence (uwCL) was coupled with electron spin resonance to study the reactions of 3 heterocyclic compounds (tryptophan, serotonin and imidazole) with peroxynitrite at pH 8.7. Tryptophan and serotonin reacted with emission of a flash peak of light (5 s) followed by a long-living light emission of +/- 80 s. Addition of the spin trap 4-POBN at(More)
We report here on the role of copper (II) salts on the acceleration of peroxynitrite (ONOO-) decomposition and ONOO- reaction with the anaesthetic agent propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) in alkaline medium. We observed a strong acceleration of the ONOO- decomposition in alkaline medium in the presence of copper (I and II) salts. After 18 h of ONOO- reaction(More)
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