Cyanide Effects on Carbon Dioxide Fixation in Chlorella

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Green algae have been treated with radioactive KCN in an investigation of the effect of cyanide on photosynthesis. A multitude of products have been found to be formed in very short exposures (10 to 15 sec). One of these products has been identified with the product formed when the algae are given radioactive CO{sub 2} and nonradioactive KCN. The same product has been synthesized by a nonenzymatic cyanohydrin addition reaction on ribulose-1, 5-diphosphate. It has been shown to be a 2-carboxy-pentitol (probably mostly ribitol)-1, 5-diphosphate. Upon hydrolysis it gives an hydroxy acid (or mixture of isomers) closely related to hamamelonic ... continued below

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Rabin, Bernard R.; Shaw, D. F.; Pon, Ning G.; Anderson, J. M. & Calvin, M. December 17, 1957.

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Green algae have been treated with radioactive KCN in an investigation of the effect of cyanide on photosynthesis. A multitude of products have been found to be formed in very short exposures (10 to 15 sec). One of these products has been identified with the product formed when the algae are given radioactive CO{sub 2} and nonradioactive KCN. The same product has been synthesized by a nonenzymatic cyanohydrin addition reaction on ribulose-1, 5-diphosphate. It has been shown to be a 2-carboxy-pentitol (probably mostly ribitol)-1, 5-diphosphate. Upon hydrolysis it gives an hydroxy acid (or mixture of isomers) closely related to hamamelonic acid. The significance of this and the other as yet unidentified products of cyanide interaction with a biological system is discussed with respect to the use of cyanide as an inhibitor.

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  • Report No.: UCRL--8086
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/915461 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 915461
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc891164

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Rabin, Bernard R.; Shaw, D. F.; Pon, Ning G.; Anderson, J. M. & Calvin, M. Cyanide Effects on Carbon Dioxide Fixation in Chlorella, report, December 17, 1957; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891164/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.