Rao, A Muralikrishna and Singh, U Chandra and Rao, CNR (1982) Interaction of Alpha-tocopherol with diphenylpicryl hydrazyl a means to determine the polarity of the environment around Alpha-tocopherol and its binding with lipids. In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism, 711 (1). pp. 134-137.
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Alpha-Tocopherol is found to interact with the stable free radical DPPH orders of magnitude faster than ordinary phenols. It is suggested that the high reactivity arises from the coplanarity of the C-O-C framework with the aromatic ring. The rate constant of the reaction of Alpha-tocopherol with DPPH increases progressively with solvent polarity and can be quantitatively related to Kosower's Z parameter. Fatty acid derivatives slow down the reaction with DPPH due to binding with Alpha-tocopherol.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 12:06|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:41|
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