The Rudolph Autopol III Polarimeter measures the optical activity of a compound at 589 nm (sodium D line). A solution of known concentration and volume is prepared and inserted into a polarimetry cell (10 cm or 1 cm).
When polarized light is passed through a solution containing an optically active compound, the polarized light will rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise. The specific rotation is calculated based on the observed optical rotation by taking into account the cell length and sample concentration.
Model No.: Autopol III Polarimeter
Year of Manufacture:
Location: Parsons W118
- Measures the optical activity of a compound at 589 nm (sodium D line)
- Polarimetry cells are available with 10 cm or 1 cm path length
Principle scientist: Patricia Wilkinson
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W123 Parsons Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2790