Thermal Stability of Threonine in the Presence of a Marine Polyphenolic Material

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Science  14 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3707, pp. 214-215
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3707.214


The rate of decomposition of threonine in 0.01M aqueous solution is unaffected by an equimolar concentration of pyrocatechol, but is increased by the addition of an extracellular polyphenolic material (3 mg/ml) produced by Fucus vesiculosus. Glycine, a pyrolytic product of threonine, behaves similarly.