Further Studies in Synthetic Polypeptides

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OUR investigations of synthetic polypeptides, which have been proceeding concurrently with, although independently of, those described by Astbury and Dalgliesh1, were also inspired by the announcement of the discovery of a benzene-soluble co-polymer prepared from anhydro-N-carboxy-DL-β-phenylalanine and L-leucine by Woodward and Schramm2 using the Leuchs polymerization3.

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    Astbury, W. T., and Dalgliesh, C. E., Nature, 162, 596 (1948).

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    Woodward, R. B., and Schramm, C. H., J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 69, 1551 (1947).

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    Leuchs et al., Berichte, 39, 857, etc. (1906).

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BROWN, C., COLEMAN, D. & FARTHING, A. Further Studies in Synthetic Polypeptides. Nature 163, 834–835 (1949) doi:10.1038/163834a0

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