ON THE REACTION OF CYANIDE WITH CYSTINE AND CYSTINE PEPTIDES [chapter]

OSCAR GAWRON
1966 The Chemistry of Organic Sulfur Compounds  
The mechanism by which cysteine-S-sulfate is formed from the reaction of sulfite with cystine in the absence of a dedicated oxidizing agent is investigated using high-resolution NMR. Changes to reactant ratio, pH, UV light exposure and temperature were evaluated to determine the most effective conditions to achieve the maximum yield of cysteine-S-sulfate without recourse to conventional oxidizing reagents. Herein evidence is provided for both nucleophilic and radical mechanisms, by which
more » ... ms, by which cysteine-S-sulfate can be generated with yields of up to 96%.
doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-011062-2.50018-8 fatcat:rvvlhfns4bhprmktyqfxgvo4tq