isosbestic


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i·sos·best·ic

(ī'sos-bes'tik),
Denoting the wavelength of light at which two related compounds have identical extinction coefficients; for example, the wavelength at which the absorption spectra of hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin cross is their isosbestic point. Spectrophotometry at that wavelength measures total concentration of hemoglobin, regardless of the extent to which it might be oxygenated.
[Ger. isosbestisch, fr. G. isos, equal, + sbestos, extinguished]
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Overlapping the absorbance spectra for mixtures of ITX and MA having differing irradiation times between 0 and 60 min showed that a single isosbestic point was produced at approximately 350 nm (Fig.