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Physical size of amino acids

  1. Jan 14, 2016 #1
    Just wondering what the physical size of amino acids such as glycine and alanine are in nm or Angstroms.

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  3. Jan 14, 2016 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Hmm. I found ~0.42nm as a size estimate of a glycine molecule, the smallest amino acid.

    Poole C and F J Owens, 'Introduction to Nanotechnology' Wiley 2003 p 311.
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