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L-Arginine L-aspartate

Salunke, DM and Vijayan, M (1982) L-Arginine L-aspartate. In: Acta Crystallographica Section B, 38 . pp. 1328-1330.

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C6HxsN40 +.C4H6NO~-, monoclinic, P2,,a = 5.511 (3), b = 8.438 (4), c = 15.265 (9) A, fl = 97.9 (I) °, D,, -- 1.467 (8) (flotation), D c = 1.452 Mg m -a, Z = 2. The structure has been refined to a final R value of 0.044 for 1226 independent counter-measured reflections. The conformation of the arginine molecule is different from those previously observed, whereas the conformation of the aspartate ion is similar to that found in L-aspartic acid, DL-aspartic acid and L-lysine L-aspartate. The unlike molecules aggregate into separate alternating layers and the a-amino and acarboxylate groups in the arginine layer are periodically brought into close proximity in a 'headto-tail' arrangement. There exist a specific ion-pair interaction involving electrostatic attraction and two nearly parallel N-H...O hydrogen bonds between the guanidyl group and the a-carboxylate group of the aspartate ion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Crystallographica Section B
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to International Union of Crystallography.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 06:55
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21805

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