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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o660
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813008490 ]

L-Leucylglycylglycine

M. Ootaki, Y. Nawa, T. Hiroi, H. Matsui and Y. Sugawara

Abstract: In the title compound, C10H19N3O4, the N- and C-termini are protonated and ionized, respectively, and the molecule forms a zwitterion. The main chain is in a folded form. In the crystal, the N-terminal -NH3+ group hydrogen bonds to three C-terminal -COO groups and one carbonyl O atom, forming a three-dimensional network. In addition, an N-H...O hydrogen bond between the amide groups of the middle glycine residue and a C-H...O interaction continue along the a-axis direction. The side chains of the leucyl residues form a hydrophobic region along the a axis.


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