Biomacromolecular Applications of UV-Visible Absorption Spectroscopy

Alison Rodger*, Karen Sanders

*Corresponding author for this work

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The absorption of UV-visible light by biomacromolecules provides important insights into the molecular nature, behaviour and processes, including intra- and intermolecular interactions. Moreover, it is one of the primary means of assessing the concentration of biomolecular solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
EditorsJohn C. Lindon
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780123744135
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Absorption
  • Binding
  • Biomacromolecule
  • Chromophore
  • Concentration
  • Folding
  • Linear dichroism
  • Nucleic acid
  • Polarisation
  • Protein
  • Titration
  • Ultra violet
  • UV-visible

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