C. G. Overberger

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The role of the amino acid proline in influencing the secondary and tertiary structure of proteins and polypeptides has been an area of active study for many years. We have investigated this problem by incorporating the four-membered ring amino acid, azetidine-2-carboxylic acid, into some proline polypeptides. An adjunct to the synthesis of the peptides was(More)
The thermally elicited structural and conformational transitions of the polynucleotide analog, poly(-)-2-[2-(thymin-l-yl)propanamido]propenoic acid, P(-YTDHA, have been studied using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA), and thermogravmetric analysis (TGA). The differential scanning calorimetry curves obtained on(More)
The water solubility of poly(1-Me-5-VIm) has made it possible to achieve phenomenal rate enhancements and to gain even greater insight into the mechanism of catalysis by polymeric imidazoles. The poly(1-Me-5-VIm)-catalyzed hydrolysis of S12- exhibited saturation in excess catalyst nad in excess substrate. Inhibition of the poly(1-Me-5-Vim) catalyzed(More)
In an effort to exploit the enhancement in catalytic activity which might be derived through hydrophobic interactions between polymeric catalyst and substrate, 1-methyl-5-vinylimidazole (1-Me-5-VIm), 1-methyl-4-vinylimidazole (1-Me-4-VIm), 1-butyl-5-vinylimidazole (1-Bu-5-VIm), and 1-butyl-4-vinylimidazole (1-Bu-4-VIm) have been synthesized and polymerized.(More)