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βeta-Alanine vs l-Alanine for Akabori reaction of Amino alcohol

mortarpestled - 31-3-2012 at 05:42

distress if beta alanine can be used instead of l-alanine and what make the difference between both alanines.

stygian - 31-3-2012 at 05:44

beta-alanine has its amino group in the beta position instead of right next to the COOH. Resulting imine might not be electrophilic enough.


mortarpestled - 31-3-2012 at 05:51

Is hard and expensive to get L-alanine and easy+cheap to get beta-alanine:(

[Edited on 31-3-2012 by mortarpestled]

stygian - 31-3-2012 at 07:19

What's important to remember is that they are NOT the same thing.

weldit - 31-3-2012 at 13:24

They are both easy to get and l-alanine is cheaper than the beta version. Try a health food or body building store.