Hydrolysis of Starch Grains by Polarized Infra-Red Radiation

@article{Semmens1949HydrolysisOS,
  title={Hydrolysis of Starch Grains by Polarized Infra-Red Radiation},
  author={E. S. Semmens},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1949},
  volume={163},
  pages={371-371}
}
AT the Liverpool meeting of the British Association in 1923, it was shown that polarized radiation had the effect of accelerating the change of starch grains, in a weak suspension of diastase and at ordinary laboratory temperature, into a crystalline reducing substance; but if the diastase were active or concentrated, no selective effect was observed1. Earlier experiments in 1922 had shown me that, when ground cereals in plain tap water were exposed to this radiation, a portion of the starch… Expand
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