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Offline Frater EIE

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Potassium hydroxide + protein
« on: September 06, 2023, 03:25:11 PM »
I'm wanting to do an experiment involving the use of a potassium hydroxide solution (shooting for 6 parts water to 1 part pot. hyd.) and a protein-rich food, like wheat germ, to produce amines. The amines come from the decomposed amino-acid from the base-decomposed protein. My question though is how much wheat germ to add to the solution?
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Re: Potassium hydroxide + protein
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2023, 10:25:40 AM »
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ac60256a004
Basic hydrolysis of proteins requires elevated temperatures and long reaction times.

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Re: Potassium hydroxide + protein
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2023, 11:58:30 AM »
Putting it into an incubator for a month isn't an issue. My question though is how much wheat germ to use for, say, 500ml of 6-to-1 water to potassium hydroxide solution if there is 4 grams of protein for every 15 grams of wheat germ?

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