Phenylpropanoid glucosides (PPGs) are naturally occurring and bioactive phenolic derivatives, largely distributed in plants. In this work different PPGs have been chemically or enzymatically synthesized from the lignols coniferyl and p-coumaryl alcohols as substrates for a laccase-catalyzed oxidative coupling. The biooxidation of these PPGs has been investigated here and novel dihydrobenzofuran-based structurally modified analogues have been isolated and characterized. Specifically, the presence of a carbohydrate moiety increased the water solubility of these compounds and reduced the number of dimeric products, as pinoresinol-like structures could not be formed. Looking for a possible sugar-promoted stereochemical enrichment of the obtained diastereomeric mixtures of dimers, different carbohydrate moieties (D-glucose, L-glucose and the disaccharide rutinose) were considered and the respective d.e. values of the dimeric products were measured by 1H NMR and HPLC. However, it was found that the sugar substituent had a minor effect on the stereochemical outcome of the radical coupling reactions, the best measured result being a d.e. value of 21%.

Laccase-catalyzed dimerization of glycosylated lignols / I. Bassanini, P. Gavezzotti, D. Monti, J. Krejzová, V. Křen, S. Riva. - In: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC. - ISSN 1381-1177. - 134(2016), pp. 295-301.

Laccase-catalyzed dimerization of glycosylated lignols

I. Bassanini
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S. Riva
2016

Abstract

Phenylpropanoid glucosides (PPGs) are naturally occurring and bioactive phenolic derivatives, largely distributed in plants. In this work different PPGs have been chemically or enzymatically synthesized from the lignols coniferyl and p-coumaryl alcohols as substrates for a laccase-catalyzed oxidative coupling. The biooxidation of these PPGs has been investigated here and novel dihydrobenzofuran-based structurally modified analogues have been isolated and characterized. Specifically, the presence of a carbohydrate moiety increased the water solubility of these compounds and reduced the number of dimeric products, as pinoresinol-like structures could not be formed. Looking for a possible sugar-promoted stereochemical enrichment of the obtained diastereomeric mixtures of dimers, different carbohydrate moieties (D-glucose, L-glucose and the disaccharide rutinose) were considered and the respective d.e. values of the dimeric products were measured by 1H NMR and HPLC. However, it was found that the sugar substituent had a minor effect on the stereochemical outcome of the radical coupling reactions, the best measured result being a d.e. value of 21%.
Biocatalysis; Biooxidation; Laccase; Phenylpropanoids; Rutinosidase; Catalysis; Bioengineering; Biochemistry; Process Chemistry and Technology
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
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