Oxidation of Quinones by H2O2: Formation of Epoxy- and Hydroxyquinone Adducts and Electronically Excited States

  • Anders Brunmark
  • Enrique Cadenas
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 49)


The cellular activation of quinonoid compounds (diketones with the structure O=C-(C=C-)nC=O requires their reduction by either a one- or two-electron transfer process which can be accomplished by several NADPH or NADH reductases.1,2 The redox features of quinone chemistry have been well characterized3 and their extrapolation to biological processes has furnished much useful information on the toxicological aspects of quinonoid compounds.4,5


Quinone Compound Sodium Perborate Tissue Oxidative Injury Triplet Benzophenone Quinonoid Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Brunmark
    • 1
  • Enrique Cadenas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology IIUniversity of LinköpingLinköpingSweden

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