Raman spectra of human keratotic biopolymers: Skin, callus, hair and nail
Article first published online: 12 APR 2005
Copyright © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Volume 25, Issue 1, pages 95–98, January 1994
How to Cite
Williams, A. C., Edwards, H. G. M. and Barry, B. W. (1994), Raman spectra of human keratotic biopolymers: Skin, callus, hair and nail. J. Raman Spectrosc., 25: 95–98. doi: 10.1002/jrs.1250250113
- Issue published online: 12 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 12 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 OCT 1993
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUL 1993
Fourier transform Raman spectra of human keratotic biopolymers were obtained. The spectra from skin stratum corneum, callus, nail and hair were fluorescence free and the samples did not degrade during analysis. Assignments consistent with the vibrational wavenumbers were made to characterize the molecular and conformational nature of the samples. The principal structural dissimilarities were in the sulphur content of tissues containing hard keratin (hair and nail) and soft keratin (stratum corneum and callus).