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dc.contributor.advisorBusch, Kenneth W.
dc.contributor.advisorBusch, Marianna A.
dc.contributor.authorCalleja-Amador, Carlos Enrique.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry.en
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-25T15:34:19Z
dc.date.available2006-07-25T15:34:19Z
dc.date.copyright2006-05
dc.date.issued2006-07-25T15:34:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/4021
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 77-80).en
dc.description.abstractPolarimetry and spectropolarimetry are important tools in the sugar industry and pharmaceutical research. Polarimetric measurements cannot be performed on colored samples because the presence of color interferes with the final reading. To avoid the effect of color in sugar samples, lead subacetate is added. Its use to decolorize sugar is problematic because lead is a pollutant. In this work, a novel spectropolarimeter based on an ordinary spectrophotometer is described for determination of sucrose and other optically active samples. The instrument has no moving parts, and optical rotation is encoded as apparent absorbance which makes it suitable for colored samples. Background correction before apparent absorbance measurements, combined with multivariate statistical analysis over a wide spectral range, proved efficient to avoid chemical pretreatment of the samples. The instrument showed good performance for sucrose predictions and multivariate enantiomeric discrimination.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Carlos Enrique Calleja-Amador.en
dc.format.extentx, 80 p. : ill.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectSpectroscopy -- Research.en
dc.subjectRegression analysis.en
dc.subjectSucrose -- Analysis.en
dc.titleA novel spectropolarimeter for determiation of sucrose and other optically active samples.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 5/24/11.
dc.contributor.departmentChemistry and Biochemistry.en


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