The present work aimed to synthesise promising antioxidant compounds as a valuable alternative to the currently expensive and easily degradable molecules that are employed as stabilizers in industrial preparation. Taking into account our experience concerning domino Friedel-Crafts/lactonization reactions, we successfully improved and extended the previously reported methodology toward the synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted-3H-benzofuran-2-one derivatives9-20starting from polyphenols1-6as substrates and either diethylketomalonate (7) or 3,3,3-trifluoromethyl pyruvate (8) as electrophilic counterpart. The antioxidant capacity of the most stable compounds (9-11and15-20) was evaluated by both DPPH assay and Cyclic Voltammetry analyses performed in alcoholic media (methanol) as well as in aprotic solvent (acetonitrile). By comparing the recorded experimental data, a remarkable activity can be attributed to few of the tested lactones.

Miceli, M., Roma, E., Rosa, P., Feroci, M., Loreto, M.A., Tofani, D., et al. (2018). Synthesis of Benzofuran-2-One Derivatives and Evaluation of Their Antioxidant Capacity by Comparing DPPH Assay and Cyclic Voltammetry. MOLECULES, 23(4), 710 [10.3390/molecules23040710].

Synthesis of Benzofuran-2-One Derivatives and Evaluation of Their Antioxidant Capacity by Comparing DPPH Assay and Cyclic Voltammetry

Miceli, Martina
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Roma, Elia;Rosa, Paolo;Tofani, Daniela;Gasperi, Tecla
2018

Abstract

The present work aimed to synthesise promising antioxidant compounds as a valuable alternative to the currently expensive and easily degradable molecules that are employed as stabilizers in industrial preparation. Taking into account our experience concerning domino Friedel-Crafts/lactonization reactions, we successfully improved and extended the previously reported methodology toward the synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted-3H-benzofuran-2-one derivatives9-20starting from polyphenols1-6as substrates and either diethylketomalonate (7) or 3,3,3-trifluoromethyl pyruvate (8) as electrophilic counterpart. The antioxidant capacity of the most stable compounds (9-11and15-20) was evaluated by both DPPH assay and Cyclic Voltammetry analyses performed in alcoholic media (methanol) as well as in aprotic solvent (acetonitrile). By comparing the recorded experimental data, a remarkable activity can be attributed to few of the tested lactones.
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