Accession Number:

AD0722732

Title:

Chemical Reactions and Molecular Association Effects in Skin. I. techniques of Measuring Electronic Absorption Spectra

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul-Nov 1970

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Simple techniques have been developed to measure the ultraviolet and visible electronic absorption spectra of skin. The methods utilize both dorsal thoracic and ear skin of albino rabbits. The procedure with intact skin involves mounting the sample on a cardboard holder placed in a Cary 14 spectrophotometer. Spectra are shown of ear dermis untreated and treated with strong tincture of iodine, USP dorsal thoracic tissue taken from a section that developed erythema after exposure to iodine tincture and a mixture of ear and back skin scales. Also, a chamber is described for keeping skin samples moist while obtaining spectra.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE