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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

1969

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The Identification Of Cis-Ii, I2-Methylene-2-Hydroxyoctadecanoic Acid From Thiobacillus Thiooxidans, H. W. Knoche, J. M. Shively Jan 1969

The Identification Of Cis-Ii, I2-Methylene-2-Hydroxyoctadecanoic Acid From Thiobacillus Thiooxidans, H. W. Knoche, J. M. Shively

Biochemistry -- Faculty Publications

A polar fatty acid has been observed as a component of an

ornithine-containing lipid of Thiobacillus thiooxidans. A

comparison of thin layer chromatographic mobilities of reference

compounds to those of the natural acid and its derivatives

suggested that the acid was a 2-hydroxy fatty acid.

The presence of a cyclopropane function in the acid was

indicated by l4e-Iabeling experiments and infrared spectroscopy.

Mass spectrometry of the methyl ester and the acetylated

methyl ester of the natural acid provided a molecular

weight for the acid. Equivalent chain lengths were determined

for the natural acid, the acid obtained by oxidative

decarboxylation of ...