Infrared Absorption Spectrum of Water adsorbed on α-Helical Synthetic Polypeptides

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I REPORT here some observations on the polarized infrared absorption spectrum of water adsorbed on orientated synthetic polypeptide films. The results suggest that the water molecules are adsorbed at specific sites and orientations with respect to the substrate molecules.

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MALCOLM, B. Infrared Absorption Spectrum of Water adsorbed on α-Helical Synthetic Polypeptides. Nature 227, 1358 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271358a0

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