oa Agroanimalia - Utilization of amino acids in the ruminant. 1. The protection of amino acids with maleic anhydride to prevent deamination in the rumen

Volume 7, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



The reversible reaction of maleic anhydride with a-amino acids was investigated as a possible method of protecting the amino acids against deamination in the rumen. It was shown that at pH 9,0 80% of the amino acid is blocked with maleic anhydride.

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