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Fundamentals of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Author: Brian C Smith
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian C Smith
ISBN: 9781420069297 1420069292
OCLC Number: 166358484
Description: xiii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy --
I. Terms and Definitions --
II. The Properties of Light --
III. What Is an Infrared Spectrum? --
IV. What Are Infrared Spectra Used For? --
V. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Infrared Spectroscopy --
VI. The Advantages and Disadvantages of FTIR --
A. The Advantages of FTIRs --
B. The Disadvantage of FTIR --
VII. FTIR: The Rest of the Story --
References --
ch. 2 How an FTIR Works --
I. Interferometers and Interferograms --
A. How Many Scans Should Be Used? --
II. How an Interferogram Becomes a Spectrum --
A. Scanning Advice --
III. Instrumental Resolution --
A. What Determines Resolution in an FTIR Scan? --
B. What Resolution Should Be Used? --
IV. FTIR Trading Rules --
V. FTIR Hardware --
A. Interferometers --
B. Infrared Sources --
C. Beamsplitters --
D. Infrared Detectors --
E. The Laser --
VI. Testing Instrument Quality and Troubleshooting --
References --
ch. 3 Proper Use of Spectral Processing. I. The Rules of Spectral Processing --
II. Spectral Subtraction --
A. Subtraction Artifacts --
III. Baseline Correction --
IV. Smoothing --
V. Spectral Derivatives --
VI. Deconvolution --
A. Guidance, Precautions, and Limitations --
VII. Spectral Library Searching --
A. The Search Process --
B. Interpreting Library Search Results --
VIII. Analysis of Mixtures: Subtract and Search Again --
References --
ch. 4 Preparing Samples Properly --
I. Transmission Sampling Overview --
A. Windows, Cells, and Materials for Transmission Analysis --
II. Transmission Analysis of Solids and Powders --
A. KBr Pellets --
1. Mechanical Grinding --
2. Advantages and Disadvantages of KBr Pellets --
B. Mulls --
1. The Split Mull Method --
III. Transmission Analysis of Polymers --
A. The Cast Film Method --
B. The Heat and Pressure Method --
IV. Transmission Analysis of Liquids --
A. Capillary Thin Films --
B. Sealed Liquid Cells --
V. Transmission Analysis of Gases and Vapors --
VI. Reflectance Analysis --
A. Different Types of Reflectance --
B. Advantages and Disadvantages of Reflectance Sampling. VII. Specular Reflectance --
VIII. Diffuse Reflectance (DRIFTS) --
A. Abrasive Sampling --
IX. Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) --
A. Depth of Penetration --
X. Applications of ATR --
A. Liquids --
B. Semi-Solids --
C. Polymers --
D. Powders --
XI. ATR: Advantages and Disadvantages --
XII. FTIR Sample Preparation: Overview and Recommendations --
References --
ch. 5 Quantitative Infrared Spectroscopy --
I. Terms and Definitions --
II. Beer's Law --
III. Calibration and Prediction with Beer's Law --
A. Calibration --
B. Prediction --
C. An Experimental Protocol for Single Component Analyses --
1. Analyzing for a Single Analyte --
IV. Measuring Absorbances Properly --
A. Peak Areas versus Peak Heights --
B. Dealing with Overlapped Peaks --
V. Avoiding Experimental Errors --
References --
ch. 6 Infrared Microscopy --
I. Hyphenated Infrared Techniques --
II. Infrared Microscopy Instrumentation --
III. Sample Preparation --
IV. Applications --
V. Infrared Mapping and Imaging --
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