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Document Type

Research

Abstract

In the search for substances, other than glutamic acid, betaine, and potassium chloride that might be obtained from Steffens waste, a quantity of concentrated waste, sp. gr. 1.4, was diluted with an equal volume of water, boiled with a small amount of activated carbon, and filtered. A precipitate which formed on cooling was identified as I-tyrosine. Though it had been found in beet molasses, it is apparently the first time that tyrosine has been obtained from Steffen's waste. In 1846, Justus von Liebig discovered tyrosine in cheese (3). Since then it has been found in many substances containing proteins. v. Lippman (4) 1884 obtained tyrosine from beet sugar molasses. His method involved the use of alcohol, sulphuric acid, basic lead acetate, and hydrogen sulphide. No yield was given. Our method is much simpler.

Publication Date

1940

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

47

Issue

1

First Page

193

Last Page

195

Copyright

© Copyright 1940 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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