Isolation of Beta-Alanine from Iris tingitana (var. Wedgewood)


BETA-ALANINE has often been reported (for example, Hulme and Arthington1) in plants on the basis of chromatographic evidence and is now considered to be a common plant constituent2.

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MORRIS, C., THOMPSON, J., ASEN, S. et al. Isolation of Beta-Alanine from Iris tingitana (var. Wedgewood). Nature 190, 718–719 (1961).

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