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Refractometric investigation of pectin solutions
Author(s): K. Nikolova; I. Pantchev; S. Sajnov
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Paper Abstract

This study discusses the possibility for a quantitative evaluation of pectin macromolecules bydratation, by measuring the refractive index (RI) of their solutions, using a differential laser refractometer and a laboratory-type interferometer, LI-3, Rayleigh-type. The results obtained have been discussed according to the theory of Ikegami for polyelectrolytes hydratation. Refractometer measurements of ethanol, methanol and water have been done. A theroretical link between the models of Selmeyerand Lorentz-Lorenz has been established, and by means of this link the number of electrons per volume unit of the alcohols indicated has been calculated.

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Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5830, 13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619009
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K. Nikolova, Univ. of Food Technologies (Bulgaria)
I. Pantchev, Univ. of Food Technologies (Bulgaria)
S. Sajnov, Central Lab. of Optical Storage and Processing of Information (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5830:
13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Sanka V. Gateva; Lachezar A. Avramov; Alexander A. Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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