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Structure of Asparagine Monohydrate

Nature volume 192, pages 862863 (02 December 1961) | Download Citation

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THE structure of asparagine has been discussed several times during recent years1–5. A number of properties would be better explained by a ring structure than by the conventional straight-chain structure1,2, but on the other hand, the carboxylic group had to be free3. The structure of crystalline asparagine monohydrate has now been determined by us with X-rays, and although this does not give definite information about the structure of the molecule in solution, it does give some indications about it.

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    • A. DE VRIES

    Present address: Laboratorium voor Kristalchemie, Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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  1. Biophysics Department, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo 3, New York.

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