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Chapter 29: Amino Acids and Proteins

Organic Chemistry
Pages: 1152 - 1198

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87 Questions for Chapter 29: Amino Acids and Proteins

  1. Draw all the steps in the synthesis of each peptide from individual amino acids:

    Found on Page 1196
  2. Write out the steps for the synthesis of each peptide using the Merrifield method:

    Found on Page 1196
  3. Besides the Boc and Fmoc protecting groups used in peptide synthesis, amines can also be protected by reaction with benzyl chloroformate. Draw the structure of the product formed by reaction of alanine with benzyl chloroformate.

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  4. Another method to form a peptide bond involves a two-step proc

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  6. Which of the following amino acids are typically found in the interior of a globular protein, and which are typically found on the surface: (a)phenylalanine; (b)aspartic acid; (c) lysine; (d) isoleucine; (e) arginine; (f) glutamic acid?

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  7. Write out a scheme for the resolution of the two enantiomers of the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel with 10-camphorsulfonic acid.

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  8. Brucine is a poisonous alkaloid obtained from Strychnosnux vomica, a tree that grows in India, Sri Lanka, and northern Australia. Write out a resolution scheme similar to the one given in Section 29.3A, which shows how a racemic mixture of phenylalanine can be resolved using brucine

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  9. Which of the following amines can be used to resolve a racemic mixture of amino acids?

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  10. Draw the organic products formed in the following reaction.

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