UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, biomacromolecular applications

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, George E. Tranter, David W. Koppenaal
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780128032244
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Published as "Biomacromolecular applications of UV-visible absorption spectroscopy" in Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, (2000) and (2010).


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

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