Isolation, properties and structural studies on a compound from tunicate blood cells that may be involved in vanadium accumulation.

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A novel compound, for which the trivial name tunichrome is proposed, was isolated from the vanadium-rich blood cells of the tunicate Ascidia niga. Preliminary structural studies suggest a molecular weight of about 390, the presence of conjugated vinyl groups, and an acidic group, possibly carboxyl, with an apparent pKa of 3.0. Elements C, H, N and O… (More)

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@article{Macara1979IsolationPA, title={Isolation, properties and structural studies on a compound from tunicate blood cells that may be involved in vanadium accumulation.}, author={Ian G. Macara and G C Mcleod and Kenneth Kustin}, journal={The Biochemical journal}, year={1979}, volume={181 2}, pages={457-65} }