Nitrogen-15


Nitrogen-15

Infobox isotope

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mass_number =15
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num_protons =7
abundance = 0.37%
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parent =Oxygen-15
parent_symbol =O
parent_mass =15
parent_decay =beta
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Nitrogen-15 is a stable, non-radioactive isotope of nitrogen. It is often used in agricultural and medical research. Nitrogen-15 is frequently used in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), because unlike the more abundant nitrogen-14, it has a nuclear spin of ½, which simplifies observation by NMR. Proteins can be isotopical labelled by cultivating them in a medium containing only nitrogen-15. In addition, nitrogen-15 is used to label proteins in quantitative proteomics (e.g. SILAC).

It is a product of oxygen-15 beta decay in stars.


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