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Conformational aspects of valinomycin by ^1H and ^(13)C nuclear magnetic resonance


Macmurchie, Donald David (1973) Conformational aspects of valinomycin by ^1H and ^(13)C nuclear magnetic resonance. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/AA4Y-Z215.


The conformation of valinomycin and its complex with potassium ion has been investigated by spectroscopic means and a plausible structure for the complex has been put forward. The essential features of the complex structure are consistent with the spectral data and the conformation in the crystal state. Inconsistencies between the spectral observations and crystal structure analysis of non-complexing valinomycin may be resolved if a rapid conformation equilibrium in solution is postulated; evidence for this process is discussed. The characteristics of valinomycin are compatible with an independent mechanism of ion transport.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Raftery, Michael A.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:12 February 1973
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10032012-161933043
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ID Code:7222
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:05 Oct 2012 15:09
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