tivol at news.wadsworth.org
Thu Dec 12 11:19:23 EST 1996
Chris Hosfield (chris at crystal) wrote:
: Just wondering if anyone knows which mercury-derivatizing
: reagents are the least reactive for making heavy atom derivatives in an
: extremely sensitive protein.
If the protein contains free SH, Hg(2+) or CH3Hg(+) will work.
Whether these are "least reactive" depends on what other reactions are
possible for that protein. If it is a Zn-containing protein, Hg can
substitute for the Zn with minimal distortion of the structure (probably).
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