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Homework Help: Chemical structure of Acetyl-Phosphate

  1. Mar 11, 2008 #1
    Acetyl phosphate is produced during acetate fermentation. I can't find the structure for it anywhere. The precursor in this case is Acetyl-CoA, which has the the structure
    H3CO-S-(Coenzyme A).

    And of course I know the structure of a phosphate ion. So the only question really is, does that sulfur atom remain in Acetyl-Phosphate or not? A link to the structure would be most appreciated.
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  3. Mar 11, 2008 #2


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    Look http://jb.asm.org/cgi/content/full/188/3/1155" [Broken] It appears to be [tex]CH_3-CO_2PO_3^{-2}[/tex]
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  4. Mar 11, 2008 #3
    Perfect. Thanks.
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