Effects of some Copper Complexes upon the Formation in vitro of Melanin

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CUPRIC ions are known to accelerate the autoxidation of dihydroxyphenylalanine. It has also been reported that the action of these ions in catalysing the oxidation of the amino-acid is much enhanced by the addition of certain substances which co-ordinate with cupric ions1.

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ISAKA, S. Effects of some Copper Complexes upon the Formation in vitro of Melanin. Nature 179, 578–579 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1038/179578a0

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