IR Spectroscopy

Information Resources: Infrared Spectroscopy

IR spectroscopy (also: infra-red spectroscopy) is the name for an optically-physical routine process for the recording of absorption spectra of chemical substances in the near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) infrared spectrum. IR spectroscopy is a spectroscopic technique to identify chemical compunds and to investigate sample composition.

The absorption bands recorded with suitable IR spectrometers or NIR spectrometers are used for structural elucidation of unknown or, for the identification of (mostly) organic compounds - after the analysis and interpretation of spectral data.

Below you will find online available information resources on infrared spectroscopy.


General Information
Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Special Information
Practical Courses
Data and Databases

General Information

Theoretical Principles
... of infra red absorption spectroscopy

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Background Information
about IR spectroscopy - Format: PDF

Basic Infrared Spectroscopy
Lecture notes on infrared spectroscopy - Format: PDF

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry
An introduction to FT-IR spectroscopy - Format: PDF

Infrared Absorption
Theory of Infrared Absorption and Raman Spectroscopy. Wiley - Format: PDF

Infrared Spectroscopy
Lecture notes: theory - Format: PDF

Infrared Spectroscopy
Theory and Interpretation of IR spectra - Format: PDF

Infrared Spectroscopy
Basic information on IR spectroscopy. University of Missouri

Infrared Spectroscopy
Lecture notes on ir-spectroscopy. Michigan State University

Infrared Spectroscopy
eBook: Fundeamentals and applications - Format: PDF

Infrared Spectroscopy
Basic information. ir chart, sample spectra

Interpretation of Infrared Spectra
A practical approach - Format: PDF

Interpretation of Infrared Spectra

IR Spectroscopy
Tutorial, lecture notes - Format: PDF

Vibrational Spectroscopy
Lecture notes

The site was established to provide chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems. Interpretation of spectra is a technique that requires practice - this site provides 1H NMR and 13C NMR, DEPT, COSY and IR spectra of various compounds for students to interpret. UCLA

Special Information

Conversation Science
Infrared Microspectroscopy in the Analysis of Cultural Artifacts - Format: PDF

Geologic Samples
Laboratory fourier transform infrared spectroscopy methods for geologic samples

Infrared Transmitting Materials
A Window Selection Guide

Oil degradation
Article: Monitoring oil degradation with infrared spectroscopy

Oil-lubricated components
Infrared Analysis as a Tool for Assessing Degradation in Used Engine Lubricants - Format: PDF

Practical Courses

FT-IR sample preparation

KBr Disks
How to prepare IR samples - Format: PDF

Organic Compound Identification Using Infrared Spectroscopy
An instruction

Data and Databases

Characteristic IR Absorption Frequencies
Data table: characteristic IR absorption frequencies of organic functional groups

Characteristic IR Band Positions
Data table: characteristic IR band positions

Reference Spectra Databases
... is a unique web site dedicated to providing analytical chemists with on-line access to high quality FTIR and Raman spectral libraries. Thermo Scientific

IR Correlations
... contain correlations between structure and infrared absorptions

IR Unit Conversions
Conversion units data table

IR spectra for over 16,000 compounds. NIST

Spectroscopic tool. Science and Fun

... is an integrated spectral database system for organic compounds. FT-IR: ca 50500 spectra. AIST

The aim of the project TeleSpec is to provide a tool for the simulation of infrared spectra, especially for compounds whose spectra are not available in any database


Infrared Physics & Technology
... occur in many different fields, notably spectroscopy and interferometry; material characterization and processing; atmospheric physics, astronomy and space research. Elsevier

International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
... offers a resource for rapid dissemination of the results of original research in IRMMW- millimeter, submillimeter, and far infrared theory, techniques, devices, systems, spectroscopy, and applications. Springer

Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy
The Journal aims to publish original research papers, short communications, review articles and letters concerned with near infrared spectroscopy and technology, its application, new instrumentation and the use of chemometric and data handling techniques within NIR. NIR Publications

Vibrational Spectroscopy
... covers infrared, near-infrared and Raman spectroscopies and publishes papers dealing with developments in applications, theory, techniques and instrumentation. Elsevier

Related Books and Scientific Literature: IR Spectroscopy

Book recommendation

Dudley Williams, Ian Fleming

Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry

This book concentrates on the practical aspects of using spectroscopic techniques to solve structural problems. It is written at a level for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course in applied spectroscopy. It describes the uses of the four spectroscopic methods: UV, IR, NMR and Mass Spectra in organic chemistry.

McGraw Hill Higher Education; 2011

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