Abbrev Name: bialaphos
Synonyms: PTT, phophinothricin tripeptide, phosphinothricylalanylalanine, 2-amino-4-(methylphosphino)butyrylalanylalanine, bilanafos, (2S)-2-amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)butanoyl-L-alanyl-L-alanine
Phophinothricin tripeptide (also known as Bialaphos), a product of some strains of Streptomyces, is a unique tripeptide composed of one L-phophinothricin residue (a nonproteinogenic amino acid that contains a C-P-C motif) and two L-alanine residues.
Phophinothricin tripeptide is a non-selective foliar-applied herbicide and has strong herbicidal activities against a wide range of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous weeds. The active ingredient is the L-phophinothricin residue, which inhibits glutamine synthetase, resulting in ammonia accumulation and inhibition of photosynsesis in plants.
Chemical Formula: C11H21N3O6P
Molecular Weight: 322.28 Daltons
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 324.13244699649994 Daltons
Unification Links: PubChem:90657547
Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Change Formation (ΔfG'° in kcal/mol): 3.5614612 [Latendresse13]
Reactions known to produce the compound:
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