Quinone methide formation from 4‐alkylcatechols: a novel reaction catalyzed by cuticular polyphenol oxidase

@article{Sugumaran1983QuinoneMF,
  title={Quinone methide formation from 4‐alkylcatechols: a novel reaction catalyzed by cuticular polyphenol oxidase},
  author={M. Sugumaran and H. Lipke},
  journal={FEBS Letters},
  year={1983},
  volume={155}
}
  • M. Sugumaran, H. Lipke
  • Published 1983
  • Chemistry
  • FEBS Letters
  • Oxidation of 4‐alkylcatechols by cuticular polyphenol oxidase gives quinone methides as initial products as opposed to the conventional quinones. This new reaction accounts for several conflicting observations on the catecholamine chemistry in insect cuticle. 
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