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Beta amino acids

by Mattara
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Mattara
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Feb22-06, 01:04 PM
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What is a beta amino acid and how would a beta amino acid look like?

I know that the beta carbon is the second carbon from the functional group but which group would be where? Can I have an example of a beta amino acid?
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3-aminopropionic acid is an example of a beta amino acid, more commonly know as beta-alanine. As far as I know this is the only naturally occuring beta amino acid and is formed by the degredation of di-peptides.
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Feb22-06, 01:31 PM
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what is the structure formula for that example? How are the functional groups arranged in a beta amino acid?

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Feb22-06, 01:33 PM
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Beta amino acids


Hope this helps.
Mattara
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Feb22-06, 01:38 PM
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Oh now I get it! There can be another [tex]CH_2[/tex] group in the middle! It helped alot. Thank you.


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