Partition coefficients of amino acids, peptides, and enzymes in dextran + poly(ethylene glycol) + water aqueous two-phase systems

Keijiro Kakisaka, Takashi Shindou, Toru Ishidao, Yoshio Iwai, Yasuhiko Arai

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Partition coefficients are measured for five amino acids (aspartic acid, asparagine, methionine, cysteine and histidine) and two peptides (glycyl-glycine and hexa-glycine) in dextran + poly(ethylene glycol) + water aqueous two-phase system. The partition coefficients of the amino acids and peptides are correlated using the osmotic virial equation. The interaction coefficients contained in the equation can be calculated by hydrophilic group parameters. The partition coefficients of α-amylase calculated by the osmotic virial equation with the hydrophilic group parameters are in fairly good agreement with the experimental data, though a relatively large discrepancy is shown for β-amylase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-995
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Engineering of Japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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