Variations in the recovery of carbon-14 in colored samples treated with peroxide

N. J. Benevenga, Quinton Rogers, A. E. Harper

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Abstract

Treatment of colored samples with peroxide resulted in a loss of carbon-14. The proportion of counts lost varied in different biological samples even though the tracer was the same. Treatment of different amino acids with peroxide resulted in wide variations in their destruction. The results showed that the routine use of peroxide to decolorize samples may have serious drawbacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1968

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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