The pH of HNO donation is modulated by ring substituents in Piloty's acid derivatives: azanone donors at biological pH
KIRAN SIRSALMATH; SEBASTIAN SUAREZ; DAMIAN BIKIEL; FABIO DOCTOROVICH
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY
ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 vol. 118 p. 134 - 134
A group of Piloty´s acid (N-hydroxybenzenesulfonamide) derivatives were synthesized and fully characterized in order to assess the rates and pH of HNO (azanone, nitroxyl) donation in aqueous media. The derivatives, with electron-withdrawing and -donating substituents include methyl, nitro, fluoro, tri-isopropyl, trifluoromethyl andmethoxy groups. Themost interestingmodulation observed is the change in pHrange inwhich the compounds are able to donate HNO.UV?visible kineticmeasurements at different pH values were used to evaluate the decomposition rate of the donors. A novel technique based on electrochemicalmeasurements using a Co-porphyrin sensor was used to assess the release of HNO as a function of pH, by direct measurement of [HNO]. The results were contrasted with DFT calculations in order to understand the electronic effects exerted by the ring substituents, which drastically modify the pH range of donation. For example, while Piloty´s acid donates HNO from pH 9.3, the corresponding fluoro derivative starts donating at pH 4.0.