A series of flavins were synthesized bearing electron-withdrawing and -donating substituents. The electrochemical properties of these flavins in a nonpolar solvent were determined. The recognition of these flavins by a diamidopyridine (DAP) receptor and the effect this receptor has on flavin redox potential was also quantified. It was found that the DAP-flavin binding affinity and the reduction potentials (E1/2) for both the DAP-bound and unbound flavins correlated well with functions derived from linear free energy relationships (LFERs). These results provide insight and predictive capability for the interplay of electronics and redox state-specific interactions for both abiotic and enzymatic systems.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Dec 2003|