Karrouchi, K.; Radi, S.; El Bekkaye, Y.; Sebbar, N.K.; Taoufik, J.T.; Ouzidan, Y.; Ghabbour, H.A.; Mabkhot, Y.; Al-Showiman, S.; Alterary, S.; Ansar, M. Synthesis, X-ray Crystal Structures, Computational Studies and Catechol Oxidase Activity of New Acylhydrazone Derivatives. Preprints2018, 2018010260. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints201801.0260.v1
Karrouchi, K., Radi, S., El Bekkaye, Y., Sebbar, N.K., Taoufik, J.T., Ouzidan, Y., Ghabbour, H.A., Mabkhot, Y., Al-Showiman, S., Alterary, S., & Ansar, M. (2018). Synthesis, X-ray Crystal Structures, Computational Studies and Catechol Oxidase Activity of New Acylhydrazone Derivatives. Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints201801.0260.v1
Karrouchi, K., Seham Alterary and M’hammed Ansar. 2018 "Synthesis, X-ray Crystal Structures, Computational Studies and Catechol Oxidase Activity of New Acylhydrazone Derivatives" Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints201801.0260.v1
To make low-cost catalytic materials that mimic the activity of tyrosinase enzymes (Catechol oxidase) is an exciting challenge of biochemical technology. Herein, we report the synthesis of a series of acylhydrazone-pyrazoles based biomolecule materials (L1-L7) with superior catecholase activity. These biomolecules were synthesized by a one pot chemical condensation between 5-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3-carbohydrazide and benzaldehyde derivatives. The X-ray single crystal diffraction (XRD) for two ligands L1 and L2 have been studied and the molecular structures were optimized and confirmed using the density functional theory (DFT/B3LYP) method. Copper (II) complexes of the biomolecules (L1-L7), generated in-situ, and were studied for their catalytic activities towards the oxidation reaction of catechol to ortho-quinone according to two parameters: the nature of the ligand and the nature of counter anion. The L7-CuSO4 was found to have an excellent catalytic activity (105.42 μmol·L−1·min−1) among the catalysts recently reported in the existing literature.
Chemistry and Materials Science, Organic Chemistry
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