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HS-(CH2)m-Hydroquinone (TE 004)


This thiol is useful in both electrochemical and biological applications.

1. Electrochemistry. Self-assembled monolayers formed on Au by alkanethiolates terminated in redox-active groups provide an ideal opportunity to study interfacial redox processes, e.g., electron-transfer kinetics between the redox center and the electrode, within a controlled chemical microenvironment (due to SAM's well defined structure). Our product, based on an important hydroxyquinone moiety, is an ideal candidate for studies in electrochemical and pH sensing. We would also like to point you to our related product (with ferrocene head group, cat. no. TE 002, TE 003) and then to a paper by Hickmann (Science, 1991, 252, 688) to see what exciting electrochemistry one can do with these compounds.

2.Immobilization of peptides. The hydroxyquinone group provides a chemical handle for a selective immobilization of cyclopentadiene ligands via Diels-Alder reaction. Mrksich and coworkers (Nat. Biotech., 2002, 20, 270) used hydroxyquinone thiols to covalently tether peptide-cyclopentadiene conjugates, and evaluate protein kinase activity. Please note that we also offer (on a custom basis) a variant of this product with an ethylene glycol linker between the alkyl chain and the hydroxyquinone group.

Standard Products

name catalog no. m n weight price
HSC10-hydroquinone TE 004-m10-0.05 10 50 mg Log in to see the prices
HSC10-hydroquinone TE 004-m10-0.1 10 100 mg
HSC10-hydroquinone TE 004-m10-0.2 10 200 mg
HSC10-hydroquinone TE 004-m10-0.5 10 500 mg
HSC12-hydroquinone TE 004-m12-0.05 12 50 mg
HSC12-hydroquinone TE 004-m12-0.1 12 100 mg
HSC12-hydroquinone TE 004-m12-0.2 12 200 mg
HSC12-hydroquinone TE 004-m12-0.5 12 500 mg

Custom synthesis variants

This product is also available on custom synthesis basis, in the following variants:

m: 6, 8, 16

Note, if none of the listed structures fit your specific requirements, please submit your own structure formula within our custom synthesis contact form by clicking button below.

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