Date of Award

Spring 1982

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Nakamoto, Kazuo

Second Advisor

Hoffman, Norman E.

Third Advisor

Strommen, Dennis

Abstract

Crystal Violet(CV) is a dye and biological stain which finds use as an acid-base indicator. It has also been found to form a complex with DNA. The exact acid-base behavior is not fully understood, nor is the structure of the CV-DNA complex known. In this thesis, I shall attempt to resolve both of these questions through the use of Resonance Raman Spectroscopy.

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