Electrically Induced Orientation of Polypeptides in Solution.
Technical rept. Jun 70-Mar 71,
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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The objectives of the work were to substantiate the existence of electrically induced molecular orientation in concentrated polypeptide solutions under constant fields and to perform a comprehensive investigation of the structures of these solutions and the mechanisms of orientation. The investigation was performed with X-ray diffraction, low angle light scattering, optical transmission, optical microscopy, and electron microscopy techniques. Results indicate that the solution is formed of micron size rodlike aggregates of polypeptide molecules. Under a constant electric field, the rods and the molecules of which they are formed orient along the field. Author
- Physical Chemistry