The intent of this book � a collection of manuscripts - is to provide general descriptions of analytical techniques which we believe to be useful to the biological scientist, and to provide examples of the utility of each technique. The contributing authors were asked to focus on examples in which their particular technique has proven particularly useful in studies of biological systems. Many commonly used analytical techniques such as NMR and ESR are not included in this work, it is preferred to focus on techniques which perhaps have not received as much coverage as in the recent literature. All of the analytical tools covered in this volume have great utility, and the scientific community can expect to see increasing usage of most if not all of these techniques.
Table of Contents
1. Biomedical Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy! Equipment and Experimental Considerations R. Michael Gendreau 2. Biomedical Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy: Applications to Proteins R. Michael Gendreau 3. FT-IR Studies of Molecular Conformation in Biological Membranes David G. Cameron and Richard A. Dluhy 4. Fourier Transform Mass Spectroscopy Alan G. Marshall 5. Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis: Applications in the Biomedical Sciences Buddy D. Ratner and Brien J. McElroy 6. Biologically Relevant Applications of Vibrational Circular Dichroism Laurence A. Nafie 7. Biomedical Applications of Raman Scattering Richard Mendelsohn 8. Biological Applications of Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Seth A. Darst and Channing R. Robertson 9. Applications of Fluorescence Techniques to Automated Biological Analysis Joseph L. Giegel