A critical evaluation of the factors determining the effect of intramolecular hydrogen bonding on the O-H bond dissociation enthalpy of catechol and of flavonoid antioxidants.

@article{Lucarini2004ACE,
  title={A critical evaluation of the factors determining the effect of intramolecular hydrogen bonding on the O-H bond dissociation enthalpy of catechol and of flavonoid antioxidants.},
  author={Marco Lucarini and Gian Franco Pedulli and Maurizio Guerra},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={933-9}
}
New experimental results on the determination of the bond dissociation enthalpy (BDE) value of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol, a model compound for flavonoid antioxidants, by the EPR radical equilibration technique are reported. By measurement of the equilibrium constant for the reaction between 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol and the 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4… CONTINUE READING