Certain oximes form nitric oxide upon reaction with 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazole-3,5-dione (PTAD). The oximes appear to undergo an Alder-ene reaction with the PTAD enophile to form a nitroso intermediate capable of dimerization and/or nitric oxide formation. Upon exposure to oxygen, the nitroso compounds eventually form ketones. This reaction may serve as a model for the study of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), the enzyme responsible for physiological production of nitric oxide. NOS is known to produce an oxime intermediate which reacts with oxygen to produce nitric oxide and citrulline.
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|State||Published - May 30 2018|
- Ene reaction
- Nitric oxide