Cytokinin from soluble RNA of Escherichia coli: 6-(3-methyl-2-butenylamino) -2-methylthio-9-β-D-ribofuranosylpurine

W. J. Burrows, D. J. Armstrong, F. Skoog, S. M. Hecht, J. T.A. Boyle, N. J. Leonard, J. Occolowitz

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We have isolated a compound responsible for the cytokinin activity of soluble RNA from Escherichia coli. The structure, indicated as 6-(3-methyl-2-butenylamino)-2-methylthio-9-β-o-ribofuranosylpurine, C 16H23N5O4S, on the basis of low- and high-resolution mass spectrometry, was established by unequivocal synthesis. The mass spectra, chromatographic behavior, and ultraviolet spectra of the compounds from natural and synthetic sources were identical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
Issue number3842
StatePublished - 1968
Externally publishedYes

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