Concentration of Dissolved Amino Acids from Saline Waters by Ligand-Exchange Chromatography

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Science  04 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3714, pp. 1098-1101
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3714.1098


Amino acids dissolved in salt solutions may be concentrated and removed from the solution by ligand exchange on copper-Chelex 100 resin. Competing inorganic ligands do not interfere, and ion exchange with cations does not occur; thus loss of metal ion from this column is avoided. To test the potentiality of ligand exchange for chromatography, the type and nature of the dissolved amino compounds in sea water were investigated. The data revealed that the bulk of the dissolved amino compounds is present in a combined rather than a free state.

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