Selenium and “Bio-Logic” Catalysis: New Bioinspired Catalytic Reactions
Pp. 345-360 (16)
Caterina Tidei and Claudio Santi
The discovery in the early sixties of the fundamental role that selenium plays
in many living systems has led to investigate the chemical mechanisms of action of the
most important selenoenzymes. These mechanisms together with the possibility to
develop biomimetic molecules to be used as useful catalysts in green synthetic protocols
will be explored in this chapter.
ROS, Antioxidant, Selenoenzymes, Oxidative stress, Glutathione
Peroxidase, Prooxidants, Oxidation, Selenolate, Selenyl radical, EPR spectroscopy.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1-06123 Perugia, Italy