GPx-Like activity of selenides and selenoxides: experimental evidence for the involvement of hydroxy perhydroxy selenane as the active species.

Abstract

The reaction mechanism of the GPx-like oxidation of PhSH with H(2)O(2) catalyzed by selenoxides proceeds via formation of the hydroxy perhydroxy selenane, which is a stronger oxidizing agent than selenoxide. A hydroxy perhydroxy selenane intermediate was observed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and (77)Se NMR spectroscopy in reactions of selenoxide 8 with H(2)O(2).The initial velocity of oxidation of PhSH by H(2)O(2) with selenoxide 8 is 4 orders of magnitude higher than that of 8 without peroxide. Selenoxide 8 is not reduced to selenide 6 by PhSH in the presence of H(2)O(2). While electronic substituent effects have minimal impact on the catalytic performance of selenoxides, chelating groups increase the rate of catalysis.

DOI: 10.1021/ja209570y

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@article{Nascimento2012GPxLikeAO, title={GPx-Like activity of selenides and selenoxides: experimental evidence for the involvement of hydroxy perhydroxy selenane as the active species.}, author={Vanessa Nascimento and Eduardo E. Alberto and Daniel W Tondo and Daniel Dambrowski and Michael R Detty and Faruk Nome and Antonio L Braga}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2012}, volume={134 1}, pages={138-41} }