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Amino acids of the Murchison meteorite: I. Six carbon acyclic primary alpha-amino alkanoic acids.

@article{Cronin1981AminoAO,
  title={Amino acids of the Murchison meteorite: I. Six carbon acyclic primary alpha-amino alkanoic acids.},
  author={J. Cronin and W. E. Gandy and S. Pizzarello},
  journal={Journal of molecular evolution},
  year={1981},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          265-72
        }
}
  • J. Cronin, W. E. Gandy, S. Pizzarello
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • Journal of molecular evolution
  • Six of the seven chain isomers of six-carbon acyclic primary alpha-amino alkanoic acids (leucine isomers) have been either identified or confirmed in hot-water extracts of the Murchison meteorite using combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and ion exchange chromatography. 2-Amino-2-ethylbutyric acid, 2-amino-2,3-dimethylbutyric acid, pseudoleucine, and 2-methylnorvaline were positively identified by GC-MS. These amino acids have not been previously reported to occur in natural… CONTINUE READING
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