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Unveiling the three-dimensional structure of the green pigment of nitrite-cured meat

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Abstract

The 1.70 Å-resolution X-ray crystal structure of the green pigment occasionally present in nitrite-cured meat reveals a regiospecific nitration of the heme at the 2-vinyl position; the regiospecificity is favored on steric grounds, and results in movement of the 2-nitrovinyl moiety into the plane of the 24-atom heme macrocycle.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the three-dimensional structure of the green pigment of nitrite-cured meat

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2012, accepted on 26 Feb 2012 and first published on 28 Feb 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31065A
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 4172-4174

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    Unveiling the three-dimensional structure of the green pigment of nitrite-cured meat

    J. Yi and G. B. Richter-Addo, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 4172
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31065A

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