Date of Award

Spring 1936

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Koch, John R.


Initial interest in this problem was aroused by John R • Koch, Ph. D. , Head of the Department of Chemistry, Marquette University. Since the writer is interested in both the chemical and biological fields, the topic for research made a strong appeal and perusal of recent literature relating to the subject stimulated a deeper, interest in the problem of enzyme study. Anyone who attempts the study of enzymes cannot fail to be impressed by the immense amount of work done in this field within the past few years. At the same time, he is confused by the many apparently contradictory results. This may be due in part to the difficulty of repeating identical experimental conditions, for enzymes are peculiarly sensitive to any change in the various factors affecting enzyme action. This work is but a unit in a series of investigations to be carried on in the viscometric measurement of enzyme activity. The field is too vast to permit a detailed study of it in a work of the scope of this paper. Suggestions for further research are given in Chapter x.