Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 82, Issue 7, pp 760–777 | Cite as

Design, synthesis, and some aspects of the biological activity of mitochondria-targeted antioxidants

  • G. A. KorshunovaEmail author
  • A. V. Shishkina
  • M. V. Skulachev


This review summarizes for the first time data on the design and synthesis of biologically active compounds of a new generation–mitochondria-targeted antioxidants, which are natural (or synthetic) p-benzoquinones conjugated via a lipophilic linker with (triphenyl)phosphonium or ammonium cations with delocalized charge. It also describes the synthesis of mitochondria-targeted antioxidants – uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation – based on fluorescent dyes.


mitochondria antioxidants uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation benzoquinones phosphonium and ammonium cations 





high pressure liquid chromatography


[10-(4,5-dimethoxy-2-methyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)decyl](triphenyl)phosphonium bromide


4-chloro-7-nitro-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole; NMR, nuclear magnetic resonance


reactive oxygen species


[10-(4,5-dimethyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)decyl](triphenyl)phosphonium bro-mide


[10-(2,4,5-trimethyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)decyl](triphenyl)phosphonium bromide


(N-[(3Z)-9-[2-({[10-(4,5-dimethyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)decyl]oxy}carbonyl)phenyl]-6-(ethylamino)-2,7-dimethyl-3H-xanten-3-yliden]ethanaminium chloride


10-(5-methyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)decyl](triphen-yl)phosphonium bromide


[10-(4-methyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)decyl](triphenyl)phosphonium bro-mide


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Korshunova
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Shishkina
    • 1
  • M. V. Skulachev
    • 1
  1. 1.Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical BiologyLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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