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Oxidation of sterols: energetics of C–H and O–H bond cleavage

Lengyel, Jozef ; Rimarčík, Ján ; Vagánek, Adam ; Fedor, Juraj ; Lukeš, Vladimír ; Klein, Erik

In: Food Chemistry, 2012, vol. 133, no. 4, p. 1435–1440

Phytosterols, as components of human diet, received much attention because of their cholesterol-lowering and antioxidant properties. We have theoretically studied sterols oxidation in terms of O–H and C–H bond dissociation enthalpies (BDE). In 17 Δ⁵- and Δ⁷-sterols, BDEs were obtained for reported sites of oxidation attack. Obtained results indicate that Δ⁷-sterols are more...