Mechanism of Mutual Incorporation of Branched Chain Amino Acids and Isomorphic Amino Acids in Batch Crystallization
We explored the mutual incorporation tendency of branched chain amino acids (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine) and isomorphic amino acids in cooling crystallization conducted in water solvent. In most cases, a guest amino acid (an impurity amino acid) whose side chain is longer than that of a host amino acid (a purified amino acid) was incorporated easily in a host amino acid. In this case, a solid solution was formed, and the <I>c</I>-axis of a host crystal structure was extended. Also, the crystal growth was inhibited. On the other hand, when a guest amino acid whose side chain is shorter than that of a host amino acid was incorporated in a host, the lattice length and the crystal morphology of a host amino acid was the same as that of control. From these results, a mutual incorporation model was proposed.
- Journal of chemical engineering of Japan
Journal of chemical engineering of Japan 41(6), 460-469, 2008-06-01
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan