Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 102–105 | Cite as

Spectrophotometric investigation of the kinetics of the oxidation of model compounds and lignin by a peroxidase-H2O2 complex

  • V. A. Strel'skii
  • A. V. Beigel'man
  • É. I. Chupka


It has been established that in relation to the increase in the maximum initial rate of oxidation of model compounds and of lignin by a peroxidase-H2O2 complex, the substances studied form the following sequence: guaiacol,α-guaiacylpropanol, ferulic acid,α-guaiacylpropanone, andα-lignin. On the basis of the results of the investigation it is suggested that the oxidation of lignin is carried out by a peroxidase-O2 complex. With a rise in the concentration of hydrogen peroxide the oxidation of model compounds is inhibited.


Initial Rate Ferulic Acid H202 Model Compound Guaiacol 


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  • V. A. Strel'skii
  • A. V. Beigel'man
  • É. I. Chupka

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