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N-Acetylglycyl-L-lysine methyl ester acetate

Salunke, DM and Vijayan, M (1982) N-Acetylglycyl-L-lysine methyl ester acetate. In: Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry, 38 (1). pp. 287-289.

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C llH22 N 30 + . C2H302, orthorhombic, P2~2~2~, a = 5.511(2), b = 14.588(4), c = 21.109 (4)A, Z = 4. The structure has been solved using MULTAN and refined to R = 0.079 for 993 observed reflections. The fully extended lysine side chain in the molecule is staggered between the main-chain amino and carbonyl groups. The dipeptide molecules in the crystal structure are arranged in twofold helices centred on 21 screw axes. These helices are interconnected through interactions involving the acetate and the side-chain amino groups. Each acetate group bridges two adjacent side-chain amino groups, related by an a translation, giving rise to an infinitely long chain of alternating negatively charged carboxylate and positively charged amino groups.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry
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: 15 Dec 2009 06:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23516

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