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2-Butyl-2-tert-butyl-5,5-diethylpyrrolidine-1-oxyls: Synthesis and Properties

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Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Lavrentiev Ave. 9, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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Institute of Chemical Kinetics & Combustion SB RAS, Institutskaya 3, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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Novosibirsk State University, 2 Pirogova St., Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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Academic Editor: Francesca Marini
Molecules 2020, 25(4), 845; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040845
Received: 31 January 2020 / Accepted: 13 February 2020 / Published: 14 February 2020
Nitroxides are broadly used as molecular probes and labels in biophysics, structural biology, and biomedical research. Resistance of a nitroxide group bearing an unpaired electron to chemical reduction with low-molecular-weight antioxidants and enzymatic systems is of critical importance for these applications. The redox properties of nitroxides are known to depend on the ring size (for cyclic nitroxides) and electronic and steric effects of the substituents. Here, two highly strained nitroxides, 5-(tert-butyl)-5-butyl-2,2-diethyl-3-hydroxypyrrolidin-1-oxyl (4) and 2-(tert-butyl)-2-butyl-5,5-diethyl-3,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)pyrrolidin-1-oxyl (5), were prepared via a reaction of the corresponding 2-tert-butyl-1-pyrroline 1-oxides with butyllithium. Thermal stability and kinetics of reduction of the new nitroxides by ascorbic acid were studied. Nitroxide 5 showed the highest resistance to reduction. View Full-Text
Keywords: nitroxides; nitrones; 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction; organolithium compounds; EPR; spin probes; reduction kinetics nitroxides; nitrones; 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction; organolithium compounds; EPR; spin probes; reduction kinetics
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Zhurko, I.F.; Dobrynin, S.; Gorodetskii, A.A.; Glazachev, Y.I.; Rybalova, T.V.; Chernyak, E.I.; Asanbaeva, N.; Bagryanskaya, E.G.; Kirilyuk, I.A. 2-Butyl-2-tert-butyl-5,5-diethylpyrrolidine-1-oxyls: Synthesis and Properties. Molecules 2020, 25, 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040845

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Zhurko IF, Dobrynin S, Gorodetskii AA, Glazachev YI, Rybalova TV, Chernyak EI, Asanbaeva N, Bagryanskaya EG, Kirilyuk IA. 2-Butyl-2-tert-butyl-5,5-diethylpyrrolidine-1-oxyls: Synthesis and Properties. Molecules. 2020; 25(4):845. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040845

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Zhurko, Irina F.; Dobrynin, Sergey; Gorodetskii, Artem A.; Glazachev, Yuri I.; Rybalova, Tatyana V.; Chernyak, Elena I.; Asanbaeva, Nargiz; Bagryanskaya, Elena G.; Kirilyuk, Igor A. 2020. "2-Butyl-2-tert-butyl-5,5-diethylpyrrolidine-1-oxyls: Synthesis and Properties" Molecules 25, no. 4: 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040845

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