The Optical Activity of Crystalline L-Aspartic Acid

Toru Asahi, M. Takahashi, J. Kobayashi

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    Abstract

    In a project of revealing gyro-optical properties of amino acids that build up proteins, all the components of the gyration tensor and the birefringence of L-aspartic acid have been successfully measured as a function of temperature although the crystal belongs to the monoclinic system. The temperature dependence of the rotation of the gyration surface around the crystallographic b axis was also clarified. It is of interest that the chirality index of this crystal was found to be almost the same as that of glutamic acid, another amino acid.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)763-771
    Number of pages9
    JournalActa Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography
    Volume53
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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    The Optical Activity of Crystalline L-Aspartic Acid. / Asahi, Toru; Takahashi, M.; Kobayashi, J.

    In: Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography, Vol. 53, No. 6, 1997, p. 763-771.

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