, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 380–382 | Cite as

Action spectra for bilirubin photodisappearance

  • D. A. Lightner
  • T. A. Wooldridge
  • S. L. Rodgers
  • R. D. Norris


The excitation wavelength dependence of bilirubin photodestruction, as measured by quantum yields, has been determined in benzene, chloroform-1% ethanol, chloroform-1% hexane, methanol-1% concentrated ammonia, pH 8.5 aqueous buffer and pH 7.4 aqueous buffer with added albumin. The results show that in the visible spectrum the 370–490 nm excitation wavelength region is very effective in the photodestruction, but excitation in the UV-region (λ<320 nm) is even more effective.


Action Spectrum Fract Versus Bovine Serum Albumin Concentrate NH4OH Methanolic Ammonia Lamp Output 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Lightner
    • 1
  • T. A. Wooldridge
    • 1
  • S. L. Rodgers
    • 1
  • R. D. Norris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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