Next Article in Journal
Triterpenes from the Mushroom Hypholoma lateritium: Isolation, Structure Determination and Investigation in Bdelloid Rotifer Assays
Next Article in Special Issue
Naturally Lignan-Rich Foods: A Dietary Tool for Health Promotion?
Previous Article in Journal
Thiodiketopiperazines Produced by Penicillium crustosum and Their Activities to Promote Gastrointestinal Motility
Previous Article in Special Issue
9-Norlignans: Occurrence, Properties and Their Semisynthetic Preparation from Hydroxymatairesinol
Article Menu
Issue 2 (January-2) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview

Oxidative Transformations of Lignans

Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Center, Åbo Akademi University, Piispankatu 8, 20500 Turku, Finland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: David Barker
Molecules 2019, 24(2), 300; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24020300
Received: 16 November 2018 / Revised: 21 December 2018 / Accepted: 29 December 2018 / Published: 15 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lignans)

Abstract

Numerous oxidative transformations of lignan structures have been reported in the literature. In this paper we present an overview on the current findings in the field. The focus is put on transformations targeting a specific structure, a specific reaction, or an interconversion of the lignan skeleton. Oxidative transformations related to biosynthesis, antioxidant measurements, and total syntheses are mostly excluded. Non-metal mediated as well as metal mediated oxidations are reported, and mechanisms based on hydrogen abstractions, epoxidations, hydroxylations, and radical reactions are discussed for the transformation and interconversion of lignan structures. Enzymatic oxidations, photooxidation, and electrochemical oxidations are also briefly reported. View Full-Text
Keywords: lignans; oxidation lignans; oxidation
Figures

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed
Printed Edition Available!
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Runeberg, P.A.; Brusentsev, Y.; Rendon, S.M.K.; Eklund, P.C. Oxidative Transformations of Lignans. Molecules 2019, 24, 300.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top