Basicity Differences among Peptide Bonds

A. Veis, C. F. Nawrot

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Abstract

The basicities of peptide bonds formed from various amino acids were investigated using anhydrous formic acid as a solvent probe. Conductivity measurements of the degree of protonation by formic acid gave the order of decreasing carbonyl basicity as: proline peptide bonds > serine > glycine ~ alanine. The peculiar position occupied by proline was established and discussed in terms of recent conformational analysis and solvent- polymer interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3910-3914
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume92
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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