Absorbance provides information about the chemical composition of materials in all states of matter. Use absorbance as a qualitative technique to identify substances, or as a quantitative technique to determine the concentration of a molecule in solution.

Use Ocean Optics Spectrometers for Absorbance Applications

Small-volume Samples
(1.0-3.5 mL)

  • Blood and biofluids analysis
  • Optical filter color characterization
  • Protein concentration monitoring

High-volume Samples
(>10 mL)

  • Bioreactor chemical analysis
  • Chemical and industrial sample process monitoring
  • Pharmaceuticals identification for cleaning processes

Absorbance Measurement Setup

Here’s an example absorbance system that uses a cuvette for sampling. Multiple absorbance and concentration measurement configurations are possible with Ocean Optics spectrometers and accessories.

We Are Here to Help


Standards, Terms & Conditions, and More

Contact Us

Product Info, Tech Support, Returns