Journal Articles: 12 results
Kinetic Analysis of Amylase Using Quantitative Benedict's and Iodine Starch Reagents  Beverly Cochran, Deborah Lunday, and Frank Miskevich
This laboratory emphasizes that enzymes mediate the conversion of a substrate into a product and that either the concentration of product or reactant may be used to follow the course of a reaction. It does so by using an inexpensive scanner and open-source image analysis software to quantify amylase activity through the breakdown of starch and the appearance of glucose.
Cochran, Beverly; Lunday, Deborah; Miskevich, Frank. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 401.
Biosynthesis |
Carbohydrates |
Catalysis |
Enzymes |
Food Science |
Nutrition |
Quantitative Analysis |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Mineral Analysis of Whole Grain Total Cereal  Paul Hooker
This article describes the quantitative analysis of the elements iron, zinc, and calcium in Whole Grain Total Cereal, a cereal product that claims to contain 100% of the daily value of several vitamins and minerals. This experiment can be implemented at several instructional levels including chemistry courses for science and nonscience majors, and in more advanced chemistry courses such as quantitative or instrumental analysis.
Hooker, Paul. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1223.
Consumer Chemistry |
Food Science |
Nutrition |
Quantitative Analysis |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy |
Nonmajor Courses
Determination of Minerals in Apples by ICP–AES  Mark Duxbury
A laboratory experiment is described that involves the elemental analysis of apples by inductively coupled plasmaatomic emission spectroscopy (IICPAES). The results of the experiment allow students to predict the cold-storage stability of apples.
Duxbury, Mark. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1180.
Agricultural Chemistry |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Consumer Chemistry |
Food Science |
Instrumental Methods |
Nutrition |
Atomic Spectroscopy
A Biochemical GC-MS Application for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Determination of Fatty Acid Composition of Arabidopsis thaliana Lipids  Jared D. Bender, Arthur J. Catino III., Kenneth R. Hess, Michael E. Lassman, Phyllis A. Leber, Michael D. Reinard, Neil A. Strotman, and Carl S. Pike
A biochemical application of GC-MS in which students determine the qualitative and quantitative lipid composition of plant leaf samples is described.
Bender, Jared D.; Catino, Arthur J., III.; Hess, Kenneth R.; Lassman, Michael E.; Leber, Phyllis A.; Reinard, Michael D.; Strotman, Neil A.; Pike, Carl S. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1466.
Chromatography |
Lipids |
Mass Spectrometry |
Plant Chemistry |
Gas Chromatography |
Qualitative Analysis |
Quantitative Analysis
Nutrition: A Popular General Education Chemistry Course  Mathews, Frances
A course description for a popular nutrition course that includes elementary chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. A course outline is included.
Mathews, Frances J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 47.
Nutrition |
Bioenergetics |
Nonmajor Courses
Saturated and unsaturated fats: An organic chemistry demonstration  Broniec, Rick
Distinguishing between saturated and unsaturated fats using NaOH and potassium permanganate.
Broniec, Rick J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 320.
Lipids |
Fatty Acids
The chemical composition of the cell  Holum, John R.
A broad outline of the chemical substances that occur in most cells.
Holum, John R. J. Chem. Educ. 1984, 61, 877.
Biological Cells |
Lipids |
Carbohydrates |
Proteins / Peptides
Biochemistry for nutrition/dietetics students: Course content  Sirota, Lorraine Handler
Results regarding surveys of biochemistry resources and content for nutrition/dietetics students.
Sirota, Lorraine Handler J. Chem. Educ. 1984, 61, 430.
Nutrition |
Medicinal Chemistry |
Nonmajor Courses
The metabolism of carbohydrates  
Traces the metabolism of carbohydrates and the flow of materials among the various resource pools in living systems.
J. Chem. Educ. 1979, 56, 534.
Carbohydrates |
Metabolism |
Effects of ethanol on nutrition  Shorey, RoseAnn L.
The relationships between alcohol and obesity, malnutrition, vitamin and mineral absorption and utilization, and toxicity.
Shorey, RoseAnn L. J. Chem. Educ. 1979, 56, 532.
Alcohols |
Nutrition |
Vitamins |
Toxicology |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Iron metabolism in the rat: An experiment in biochemistry  Paul, K. G.; Stigbrand, T.
Students isolate six iron-containing proteins (including hemoglobin, cytochrome C, myoglobin, and ferritin) from rats that have been injected with iron 59 citrate.
Paul, K. G.; Stigbrand, T. J. Chem. Educ. 1970, 47, 722.
Metabolism |
Proteins / Peptides |
A Chemical Approach to Food and Nutrition (Fox, Brian A.; Cameron, Allan G.)  Watts, Betty M.

Watts, Betty M. J. Chem. Educ. 1962, 39, A422.
Food Science |