A New Crystalline Salt of Oxytocin

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A CRYSTALLINE salt of oxytocin, its flavianate, was reported several years ago from this Laboratory1. The flavianate crystallized in long silky needles and, as was reported, was rather difficult to handle. Therefore a search was made for other crystalline salts of the hormone in the hope of obtaining crystals with more convenient properties.

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BODANSZKY, M., DU VIGNEAUD, V. A New Crystalline Salt of Oxytocin. Nature 184, 981–982 (1959) doi:10.1038/184981a0

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