Publication Date

Fall 2010

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Analytical Chemistry

First Advisor

Shailendra Kumar, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Patty Fu-Giles, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Walter Henne, Jr., Ph.D.


Amino acids gets oxidized when they are interacted with oxygen and light. And it is always difficult for the researchers to find and isolate a particular amino acid from a protein, unless they completely know how it behaves when interacted with light. For this we are synthesizing amide form of the amino acid which mimics the structure of a protein, and we induce light and find out the exact behavior of the particular amino acid. Here, the aim is to know the tyrosine interaction with light, so we synthesize amide form of tyrosine which is N-Acetyl tyrosine ethyl amide from N-Acetyl tyrosine ethyl ester, and we conduct NMR and Photochemical studies on it, to know how tyrosine interacts with light and oxygen.


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