ABSTRACT: NaCl significantly enhanced the longer oligoarginine formation in the oligomerization of L-arginine activated by N,N'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) in homogeneous aqueous solution. The optimal concentration of NaCl for the highest yield of longer oligoarginine formation is around 1M. It is suggested that the weak interactions of Cl(-) with the positive-charged guanidinium group of the oligoarginines formed in the oligomerization of L-arginine are responsible for the enhancement by NaCl.
Biopolymers 02/2006; 81(1):1-7. · 2.87 Impact Factor