A simple synthetic methodology, based on the inverse electron demand hetero Diels–Alder reaction of electron-poor dienic o-thioquinones with electron-rich styrenes used as dienophiles, allowed the preparation of several polyhydroxylated 4-thiaflavans. Such compounds, as a function of the nature and position of the substituents on the aromatic rings, as well as of the oxidation state of the sulfur atom, are able to behave in vitro as efficient antioxidants mimicking the action of catechol containing flavonoids or/and tocopherols. The possibility of joining together the potentialities of two relevant families of natural polyphenolic antioxidants appears particularly appealing since an efficient protection against free radicals and other reactive oxygen species (ROS) depends in vivo upon the synergic action of different antioxidant derivatives.
|Titolo:||Synthesis and "double-faced" antioxidant activity of polyhydroxylated 4-thiaflavans|
|Parole Chiave:||radical-scavenging activity; diels-alder reaction; vitamin-E; phenolic antioxidants; oxidative stress; alpha-tocopherol; phthalimidesulfenyl chloride; lipid-peroxidation; potent inhibitors; unexpected role|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||13-lug-2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b507496g|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|