Date of Award

6-1994

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

In this study, a hybrid i+4/i+3 peptide will be synthesized. It is assumed that this configuration will enhance the formation of the alpha­helix. Previous research has determined that a complete helical tum requires 3.6 amino acid residues. The hybrid peptide will include four residues followed by a second helical tum which will only encompass three residues. It is hoped that by slightly over turning and then under turning the helix, the stability of the overall helix formation will be enhanced.

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