Occurrence of β-Aminoisobutyric Acid in Mytilus edulis

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Science  06 Nov 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3384, pp. 1250
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3384.1250


β-Aminoisobutyric acid was isolated from organ extracts of Mytilus edulis. Ion-exchange resins and large-scale paper chromatography were used to isolate minute quantities of the compound. β-Aminoisobutyric acid was identified by paper chromatography in several solvents and by conversion to DNP-β-aminoisobutyric acid and subsequent chromatography of the derivative in several solvents.