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Organic Letters, 2011, 13, 1186-1189
Selective oxidation by bis[(trifluoroacetoxy)iodo]benzene (BTI) provides an effective trap for quenching adducts formed reversibly between dC and an ortho-quinone methide (QM) under physiological conditions. A model adduct generated by 4-methyl-o-QM and 2'-deoxycytidine is rapidly converted by intramolecular cyclization and loss of aromaticity to a characteristic product for quantifying QM alkylation. However, BTI induces a surprising rearrangement driven by overoxidation of a derivative lacking an alkyl substituent at the 4-position of the QM.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol200071p