Radicals from the gas-phase pyrolysis of catechol. 2. Comparison of the pyrolysis of catechol and hydroquinone.
Summary of "Radicals from the gas-phase pyrolysis of catechol. 2. Comparison of the pyrolysis of catechol and hydroquinone."
Formation of radicals from the pyrolysis of catechol (CT) and hydroquinone (HQ) over a temperature range of 350-900 °C was studied using low-temperature matrix isolation electron paramagnetic resonance (LTMI EPR) spectroscopy. Comparative analysis of the pyrolysis mechanisms of these isomeric compounds was performed, and the role of semiquinone-type carrier radicals was studied. Pathways of unimolecular decomposition of intermediate radicals and molecular products were identified from the examination of the potential energy surface of catechol calculated at B3LYP hybrid density functional theory and composite CBS-QB3 levels. The results were compared with the experimental observations and mechanistic pathways previously developed for the pyrolysis of hydroquinone.
Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA. Lkhach1@lsu.edu
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Enzyme that catalyzes the movement of a methyl group from S-adenosylmethionone to a catechol or a catecholamine. EC 184.108.40.206.
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of catechol to muconic acid with the use of Fe3+ as a cofactor. This enzyme was formerly characterized as EC 220.127.116.11 and EC 18.104.22.168.
An enzyme of the oxidoreductase class that catalyzes the reaction between catechol and oxygen to yield benzoquinone and water. It is a complex of copper-containing proteins that acts also on a variety of substituted catechols. EC 22.214.171.124.
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