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The optical nature of methylsuccinic acid in human urineMethylsuccinic acid was isolated from human urine, derivatized as the di-S-(+)-2-butyl ester, and analyzed using a gas chromatographic system capable of separating the enantiomers of the derivative. The R-(+)-isomer was found to be present. Methylsuccinic acid is potentially important as a criterion for abiogenicity, having been obtained as a racemic mixture from sources known to be abiotic.
Document ID
19760030883
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Zeitman, B. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lawless, J. G. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Biomedical Medicine
Volume: 13
Subject Category
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
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