Accession Number : AD0271087

Title :   INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES ON HUMAN SALIVA. II. IDENTIFICATION OF A COMPONENT OF HUMAN SALIVA EXHIBITING AN INFRARED ABSORBANCE MAXIMUM AT 12 MICRONS

Corporate Author : NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES ILL

Personal Author(s) : MEYER,THOMAS S. ; LAMBERTS,BURTON L.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Experiments were designed to identify the component in saliva which gave an infrared absorbance maximum at 12 microns. This factor was found to be dialyzable, water soluble, and essentially insoluble in ether and benzene. It showed characteristics of an inorganic base. On the basis of its chemical properties and infrared spectrum, the component was identified as bicarbonate. The relation of the infrared characteristics of various salivary fluids to their bicarbonate content is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BICARBONATES, *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, *SALIVA, ABSORPTION, BIOCHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, DETECTION, HUMANS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE