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Polarized absorption spectra of purines and pyrimidines


Stewart, Robert Farrell (1963) Polarized absorption spectra of purines and pyrimidines. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The polarized absorption spectra for single crystals of 1-methylthymine and 9-methyladenine and hydrogen-bonded complex of the two have been determined. A microspectro-photometer was constructed to carry out these measurements. A technique for preparing thin sections of the single crystals with thicknesses down to 10^(-5) cm has been developed. Special attention has been given to intensity determinations for the several ultraviolet absorption spectra.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Davidson, Norman R.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10302012-085345824
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:7249
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 16:15
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:45

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