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Multiple Isomers and Protonation Sites of the Phenylalanine/Serine Dimer

Our investigation of the phenylalanine/serine (Phe/Ser) protonated dimer suggests that the intermolecular interaction between the two amino acids is more complex than could have been anticipated from previous studies of similar systems. Isomer-specific infrared (IR) spectra, rec-orded at an internal temperature of  10 K, demonstrate the presence of at least five isomers with non-zwitterionic structures. Moreover, isotopic substitution experiments provide evidence for different protonation sites among the-se isomers.


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