Journal Articles: 5 results
Amino Acid Complementarity: A Biochemical Exemplar of Stoichiometry for General and Health Sciences Chemistry  Ed Vitz
Calculations demonstrating amino acid complementarity are presented as an interesting application of stoichiometry. Food proteins are said to have complementary amino acids when the proteins combine to provide amino acids in the proper stoichiometric ratios to synthesize human protein. Implications for vegetarian diet, efficiency of food production, and diet adaptations in various cultures are explored briefly.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1013.
Amino Acids |
Proteins / Peptides |
Stoichiometry |
Food Science
Classroom Demonstration of a Spot Test for Phenylpyruvic Acid and Its Relationship to Phenylketonuria  Christopher J. Halkides
A classroom demonstration of a spot test for phenylketonuria using ferric chloride is discussed. The chemistry is similar to that used in Phenistix test strips. Some background information on screening infants for phenylketonuria is also given.
Halkides, Christopher J. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 366.
Amino Acids |
Enzymes |
Biotechnology |
Metabolism |
Oxidation / Reduction
Synthesis of poly([beta]-alanine) and [beta]-alanine   Carraher, Charles E., Jr.
A procedure for the synthesis of poly([beta]-alanine) and [beta]-alanine .
Carraher, Charles E., Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 1978, 55, 668.
Amino Acids |
Addition Reactions |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Biological oxidations and energy conservation  Kirschbaum, Joel
Examines the oxidative steps leading to the synthesis of ATP in living organisms and their metabolic control.
Kirschbaum, Joel J. Chem. Educ. 1968, 45, 28.
Bioenergetics |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Thermodynamics |
Aliphatic deaminations in organic synthesis  Baumgarten, Ronald J.
The purpose of this article is to review aliphatic deaminations in organic synthesis.
Baumgarten, Ronald J. J. Chem. Educ. 1966, 43, 398.
Synthesis |
Amines / Ammonium Compounds |
Mechanisms of Reactions |
Nucleophilic Substitution |
Oxidation / Reduction