Hydrolysis

BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
Does anyone know if it is possible to hydrolyse protein with TEA? (As compared with NaOH or KOH)
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  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    I should think it's possible, but it'll be a hell of a lot slower as TEA is a significantly weaker base
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  • probably very slow with low conversion of protein to amino acids.You may have to recycle the underacted protein to make process cost effective.Increase catalytic alkaline protease may help but questionable.
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    actually, now I think about it, I realise TEA is also a lot less nucleophilic than hydroxides, so you'll be lucky to get any hydrolysis at all
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  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    OK, thanks, guys.
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