Hydrolysis of Starch Films by Polarized Infra-Red Radiation


IT was shown in 1924 that, in the presence of small quantities of diastase at room temperature, plane-polarized daylight has a selective effect in accelerating the hydrolysis of starch grains1.

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    Baly and Semmens, Proc. Roy. Soc., B, 97, 250.

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    Semmens, Bot. Gaz., 412 (Dec. 1930).

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    Semmens, NATURE, 134, 813 (1934).

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SEMMENS, E. Hydrolysis of Starch Films by Polarized Infra-Red Radiation. Nature 144, 379–380 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144379b0

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