Characterization of Biological Polymers by Laser Raman Scattering

  • W. L. Peticolas
  • E. W. Small
  • B. Fanconi


From Raman scattering we can measure certain vibrational frequencies of biological polymers, many of which cannot be obtained from infrared spectroscopy because of selection rules, intensity differences, or interference from solvent bands. The frequencies can be used to determine force fields of the polymers, and various spectral features can be used to perform structural studies on the polymers.


Raman Spectrum Dispersion Curve Raman Band Phonon Dispersion Curve Normal Coordinate Analysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Peticolas
    • 1
  • E. W. Small
    • 1
  • B. Fanconi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryUniv. of OregonEugeneUSA

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