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Short Communications
Infrared absorption spectra of nucleic acids: the attenuated total reflection technique
1Stepanyugin A. V., 1Martynenko O. I., 1Samijlenko S. P., 1Hovorun D. M.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


For the first time the attenuated total reflection (ATR) technique has been applied to obtain the IR absorption spectra of DNA and RNA. The procedure of removing NA films from a germanium prism has been worked through, thus a main obstacle in an appication of this technique to nucleic acids has been overcome.


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