Catalytic control of redox reactivities of coenzyme analogs by metal ions

Shunichi Fukuzumi, Shinobu Itoh

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Redox coenzymes and analogs have their own redox reactivities for both thermal and photochemical redox reactions. The redox activities of coenzymes can be tuned by using metal ions that can bind the redox coenzymes and analogs. Quantitative measure to determine the Lewis acidity of a variety of metal ions is given in relation to the catalytic reactivities. The mechanistic viability of metal ion catalysis in redox reactions of coenzyme analogs is described by showing a number of examples of both thermal and photochemical reactions that are made possible to proceed by controlling the redox reactivities of coenzymes with metal ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-824
Number of pages18
JournalAntioxidants and Redox Signaling
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2001


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