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Observation of dihydrated glycine

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The complex of glycine with two water molecules glycine–(H2O)2 has been generated by laser ablation in a supersonic expansion and characterised using rotational spectroscopy. The water molecules bind to the carboxylic group of glycine and to each other through three intermolecular hydrogen bonds, closing an eight-membered ring. In the complex, glycine adopts the conformation found to be the most stable for bare glycine.

Graphical abstract: Observation of dihydrated glycine

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The article was received on 15 Jan 2013, accepted on 01 Mar 2013 and first published on 01 Mar 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC40344K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 3443-3445

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    Observation of dihydrated glycine

    J. L. Alonso, I. Peña, M. Eugenia Sanz, V. Vaquero, S. Mata, C. Cabezas and J. C. López, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 3443
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC40344K

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