The electrochemical behaviour of biliverdin and bilirubin on platinum electrodes in N, N-dimethylformamide has been investigated by means of voltammetric as well as controlled-potential electrolysis techniques. Bilirubin can be oxidized to biliverdin and the latter, in turn, to further oxidation products; conversely, biliverdin can be reduced to bilirubin, and the latter to further reduction products: however, the potential for the anodic oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin and that for the cathodic reduction of biliverdin to bilirubin are about 1.6 V apart from each other. The reduction of biliverdin to bilirubin is shown to be amenable to preparative electrochemistry.

Electrochemistry of the Biliverdin-Bilirubin System in N,N-Dimethylformamide / P. Longhi, P. Manitto, D. Monti, T. Mussini, S. Rondinini. - In: ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA. - ISSN 0013-4686. - 26:4(1981), pp. 541-543.

Electrochemistry of the Biliverdin-Bilirubin System in N,N-Dimethylformamide

P. Longhi
Primo
;
P. Manitto
Secondo
;
T. Mussini
Penultimo
;
S. Rondinini
Ultimo
1981

Abstract

The electrochemical behaviour of biliverdin and bilirubin on platinum electrodes in N, N-dimethylformamide has been investigated by means of voltammetric as well as controlled-potential electrolysis techniques. Bilirubin can be oxidized to biliverdin and the latter, in turn, to further oxidation products; conversely, biliverdin can be reduced to bilirubin, and the latter to further reduction products: however, the potential for the anodic oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin and that for the cathodic reduction of biliverdin to bilirubin are about 1.6 V apart from each other. The reduction of biliverdin to bilirubin is shown to be amenable to preparative electrochemistry.
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