"Polywater" and sweat: Similarities between the infrared spectra

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Abstract

The infrared spectrum of "polywater" is remarkably similar to that of sodium lactate, the primary constituent of sweat. It is proposed, therefore, that this property of "polywater," and possibly others, results from accidental biological contamination. Such contamination is consistent with chemical analyses of "polywater" samples prepared both here and abroad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301-1309
Number of pages9
JournalCarcinogenesis
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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"Polywater" and sweat : Similarities between the infrared spectra. / Rousseau, Denis L.

In: Carcinogenesis, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2014, p. 1301-1309.

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