Ft-ir study on the hydration of calcium bilirubinates

H. Guo, R. D. Soloway, Z. Yang, X. Ding, D. Xu, J. Wu

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Comparison of the dessicated and hydrated forms of the neutral salt of calcium bilirubinate indicated that water alters both the C-E1 skeleton and the polar groups of the molecule, suggesting that water may considerably alters the conformation and, therefore, the properties of calcium bilirubinate. The small degree of swelling indicates that some cross-linking is present in this ionic polymer but that it is much less than in whole pigment gallstones, suggesting that other molecules, possibly glycoproteins, provide much of the cross-linking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-414
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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