Tuning the redox potential of Vitamin K3 derivatives by oxidative functionalization using a Ag(i)/GO catalyst

S. I. El-Hout, Hideyuki Suzuki, S. M. El-Sheikh, H. M.A. Hassan, F. A. Harraz, I. A. Ibrahim, E. A. El-Sharkawy, S. Tsujimura, M. Holzinger, Y. Nishina

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We propose herein initial results to develop optimum redox mediators by the combination of computational simulation and catalytic functionalization of the core structure of vitamin K3. We aim to correlate the calculated energy value of the LUMO of different vitamin K3 derivatives with their actual redox potential. For this, we optimized the catalytic alkylation of 1,4-naphthoquinones with a designed Ag(i)/GO catalyst and synthesized a series of molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8890-8893
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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