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Catalytic Effect of Thioles in Oxidation of the Vinyl Group to Aldehyde in Chlorophyll a Derivatives

Dmitry V. Belykh,@ and Ekaterina V. Ashikhmina

Institute of Chemistry, Komi Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, 167982 Syktyvkar, Russia

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Macroheterocycles 2012 5(1) 56-58


DOI: 10.6060/mhc2012.110736b

It is shown that thiols act as catalysts in the oxidation of the vinyl group in chlorophyll a derivatives (methylpheophorbide a, methylpyropheophorbide a, 13-amides chlorin e6) to the aldehyde by atmospheric oxygen.


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