Spectroscopic Methods in Chemistry - Fundamentals, Theory, Applications.

Spectroscopy - or: spectrometry - is the study of the interaction between matter and radiation.

In physics and chemistry spectroscopy is an often used anlytical technique to identify chemical compounds through the spectrum emitted from or absorbed by them.

In chemistry, spectroscopic techniques are associated with the area of physical chemistry. Spectroscopic methods are, however, be used in all areas of chemistry.

Main fields of application are the structure elucidation and identification of chemical substances. A spectroscopic measurement is carried out with a spectrometer, of which there are many different devices for different applications available on the market.

In the following list you will find access to the various spectroscopic techniques and online available information resources on spectroscopy and special spectroscopic methods.

Spectroscopic Methods and Special Topics

In the following categories more resources to the individual spectroscopic methods and other relevant information are listed (spectra: data, simulations, software):

IR and FTIR Spectroscopy
Laser Spectroscopy
Mass Spectrometry
Microwave Spectroscopy
Mössbauer Spectroscopy
Raman Spectroscopy
Spectral Databases
Terahertz Spectroscopy
UV VIS Spectroscopy
X-Ray Spectroscopy

Individual spectrometer types, their manufacturers, and products can be found in the following sections. Further information as well as consumables and chemicals for spectroscopy keep the laboratory trade and the chemical trade ready:

Atomic Absorption Spectrometers
ICP Spectrometers
Infrared Spectrometers
Mass Spectrometers
NIR Spectrometers
NMR Spectrometers
Raman Spectrometers
Spektrometers and Accessories for Spectroscopy
Terahertz Spectrometers
UV/VIS Spectrometers
X-Ray Spectrometers
XRF Spectrometers


Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Software and Programs

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Atomic Spectroscopy
An introduction. NIST, USA

Basic Concepts
... of spectroscopy - Format: PDF

Molecular Spectroscopy
Lecture notes

Molecular Spectroscopy
Theoretical basics - Format: PDF

Optical Spectroscopy
Theoretical basics - Format: PDF

Principles of Spectroscopy
Interaction of radiation and matter - Format: PDF

Spectroscopic Methods
eBook: Analytical Chemistry - Format: PDF

Spectroscopic Techniques
An introduction to spectroscopy

Foundations of Spectroscopy - Format: PDF

Lecture notes. MIT, USA

An introduction to spectroscopy - Format: PDF


Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Luminescence Spectroscopy
An introduction - Format: PDF

Software and Programs

GRAMS/AI Spectroscopy Software
... provides a set of complementary, fully integrated applications that increase productivity across all areas of spectroscopic analysis. Thermo

PiSystems XTE
The fastest, most reliable and at the same time most user-friendly quantum-chemical program for the calculation of electronic spectra and colours of organic molecules as well as for the support in synthetic science

Spectroscopic Tools
Online calculations

Viewing optical spectra (UV/VIS, IR, Raman, fluorescence) from different sources; Supported data formats include: ASCII | JCAMP-DX | Galactic GRAMS SPC | Avantes AvaSoft | Perkin Elmer | Varian Cary 50 | Agilent/HP 8453 | Milton Roy Spectronic 3000 | Princeton Instruments WinSpec/WinView


Applied Spectroscopy
Journal of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Applied Spectroscopy Reviews
An International Journal of Principles, Methods, and Applications. Taylor and Francis, UK

... has been conceived as a resource for the growing number of molecular spectroscopists interested in biological applications and researchers in biological areas interested in keeping current on the use of molecular spectroscopy for life-sciences problems. Wiley Interscience

Journal of Applied Spectroscopy
Journal of Applied Spectroscopy reports on key applications of spectroscopy in, physics, chemistry , material science, medicine, biology, ecology and spectral instrument-industry. Springer

Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy
... presents experimental and theoretical articles on all subjects relevant to molecular spectroscopy and its modern applications. Elsevier

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer
Theoretical and experimental aspects of the spectra of atoms, molecules, ions, and plasmas; Spectral lineshape studies including models and computational algorithms etc.. Elsevier

Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
An International Journal for Original Work in all Aspects of Raman Spectroscopy, including Higher Order Processes, and also Brillouin and Rayleigh Scattering. Wiley Interscience

Spectrochimica Acta
Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. Elsevier

The Online Source for Materials Analysis and Modern Spectroscopic Techniques

Spectroscopy Europe
A wealth of information on spectroscopy

Spectroscopy Letters
... provides vital coverage of fundamental developments, new or improved instrumentation, spectroscopic diagnostics, and applications of spectroscopy across all disciplines. Taylor and Francis, UK

Surface Science Spectra
An International Journal Devoted to Archiving Surface Science Spectra of Technological and Scientific Interest

Vibrational Spectroscopy
... provides a vehicle for the publication of original research in vibrational spectroscopy. It 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: Spectroscopy

Book recommendation

Manfred Hesse, Herbert Meier, Bernd Zeeh, and Richard Dunmur

Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry

Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry covers all aspects of modern spectroscopic methodology. It provides the necessary equipment for the application of spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry, as required as part of chemistry courses in all universities. The following methods are explained and examples given: UV/Vis Spectroscopy, derivative Spectroscopy, chirooptical methods CD and ORD, aggregated molecules, charge transfer complexes, conjugated oligomers Infrared (IR) and Raman Spectroscopy, Fourier transform IR spectroscopy, and GC/IR combination methods and more.

The layout and many tables help to introduce the reader to spectroscopy. The extensive and thorough approach makes the text the first choice both as a companion for the professional chemists and as a refresher course in practical spectroscopy.

Thieme; 2014

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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