Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy,
Edition 2 Principles and Spectral Interpretation
By Peter Larkin

Publication Date: 13 Nov 2017

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy, Principles and Spectral Interpretation, Second Edition provides a solid introduction to vibrational spectroscopy with an emphasis on developing critical interpretation skills. This book fully integrates the use of both IR and Raman spectroscopy as spectral interpretation tools, enabling the user to utilize the strength of both techniques while also recognizing their weaknesses.

This second edition more than doubles the amount of interpreted IR and Raman spectra standards and spectral unknowns. The chapter on characteristic group frequencies is expanded to include increased discussions of sulphur and phosphorus organics, aromatic and heteroaromatics as well as inorganic compounds. New topics include a discussion of crystal lattice vibrations (low frequency/THz), confocal Raman microscopy, spatial resolution in IR and Raman microscopy, as well as criteria for selecting Raman excitation wavelengths. These additions accommodate the growing use of vibrational spectroscopy for process analytical monitoring, nanomaterial investigations, and structural and identity determinations to an increasing user base in both industry and academia.

Key Features

  • Integrates discussion of IR and Raman spectra
  • Pairs generalized IR and Raman spectra of functional groups with tables and text
  • Includes over 150 fully interpreted, high quality IR and Raman reference spectra
  • Contains fifty-four unknown IR and Raman spectra, with a corresponding answer key
About the author
By Peter Larkin, Spectroscopy and Materials Characterization Group, Technology Solutions, Solvay, Stamford, CT, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy2. Basic Principles3. Instrumentation and Sampling Methods4. Environmental Dependence of Vibrational Spectra5. Origin of Group Frequencies6. IR and Raman Spectra-Structure Correlations: Characteristic Group Frequencies7. General Outline and Strategies for infrared and Raman Spectral Interpretation8. Illustrated IR and Raman Spectra Demonstrating Important Functional Groups9. Unknown IR and Raman Spectra

Appendix: IR Correlation Charts

Book details
ISBN: 9780128041628
Page Count: 286
Retail Price : £94.99
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Academics and professionals using IR and Raman spectroscopy; upper-undergraduate and graduate students taking an organic structure ID course