SYNTHESIS OF AMIDINES IMIDAZOLINE NITROXIDE DERIVATIVES A NEW SERIES OF pH-SENSITIVE SPIN PROBES AND SPIN LABELS

T. A. BEREZINA, V. V. MARTIN, L. B. VOLODARSKY, V. V. KHRAMTSOV*, L. M. WEINER*

Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry; *Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Siberian Division, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Novosibirsk

Abstract: A synthesis of amidines, 4-(R-amino)-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-3-imidazoline-l-oxyl derivatives, is described. The method is based on the alkaline hydrolysis of products of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitroxide, containing a nitrone grouping, with isocyanates. Structurally more complex spin labels were obtained by monoadduct of the above-mentioned nitrone-nitroxide with the toluene-2,6-diisocyanate modification. The resulting spin probes and spin labels may be used for measuring the local pH values within the range 1.8-4.6 in biological objects.

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1990, 16 (2):262-269

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