Exercise 7 | Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins

Organic Chemistry 3 - Exercise 7

Isoleucine is a natural α-amino acid with two chiral centers. Its formula is C6H13NO2
Draw the skeletal structure of the Isoleucine. Draw a Fischer projection of 2 diastereomers of the Isoleucine.

1) α-amino acid:

2) Formula: C6H13NO2 + 2 chiral centers


Isoceuline is a natural α-amino ⇒ acid α-carbon is S: