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Ethanol-dependent oxygen consumption and acetaldehyde formation during vanadyl oxidation by H2O2

Ravishankar, HN and Rao, Aparna VS and Ramasarma, T (1996) Ethanol-dependent oxygen consumption and acetaldehyde formation during vanadyl oxidation by H2O2. In: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 154 (2). pp. 101-106.

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Sequential addition of vanadyl sulfate to a phosphate-buffered solution of H2O2 released oxygen only after the second batch of vanadyl. Ethanol added to such reaction mixtures progressively decreased oxygen release and increased oxygen consumption during oxidation of vanadyl by H2O2. Inclusion of ethanol after any of the three batches of vanadyl resulted in varying amounts of oxygen consumption, a property also shared by other alcohols (methanol, propanol and octanol). On increasing the concentration of ethanol, vanadyl sulfate or H2O2, both oxygen consumption and acetaldehyde formation increased progressively. Formation of acetaldehyde decreased with increase in the ratio of vanadyl:H2O2 above 2:1 and was undetectable with ethanol at 0.1 mM. The reaction mixture which was acidic in the absence of phosphate buffer (pH 7.0), released oxygen immediately after the first addition of vanadyl and also in presence of ethanol soon after initial rapid consumption of oxygen, with no accompanying acetaldehyde formation. The results underscore the importance of some vanadium complexes formed during vanadyl oxidation in the accompanying oxygen-transfer reactions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: vanadyl oxidation;ethanol-stimulated oxygen consumption; acetaldehyde formation
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2011 06:29
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 06:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37171

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