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Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy


Reflecting the myriad changes and advancements in FTIR the second edition of Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy has been completely rewritten and expanded to include new topics and dozens of new figures.

Designed for those new to FTIR, the book has with enough reference material to appeal to journeyman and expert spectroscopists as well. Specializing in concise and comprehensible explanations of FTIR topics, the author introduces the field of infrared spectroscopy, including the strengths and weaknesses of FTIR as a chemical analysis technique. He then describes how an FTIR works and explores topics such as how an interferometer generates a spectrum, optimization of spectral quality, and which tests are used to monitor instrument health.

The book discusses how to properly use spectral processing to increase the information content of a spectrum without damaging the data. Half the battle in getting a good spectrum is sample preparation-Chapter 4 entitled “Proper Samples Properly” will help you win that battle. The final chapters examine single analyte quantitative analysis and conclude with an overview of infrared microscopy.

Drawing on the experience and knowledge of the author as both a trainer and practitioner, Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Second Edition, gives up-to-date information in clear, easily understood language and will appeal to beginner and expert spectroscopists alike.

This 200 page hardcover book is published by CRC Press and is available from Spectros Associates for $175

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Infrared Spectral Interpretation: A Systematic Approach



A 265 page hardcover volume covering many aspects of how to use IR spectra to perform identities and identify unknowns. The book begins with what determines the peak positions, heights and widths in a spectrum. Then, a systematic, 10-step method for properly interpreting spectra is presented. The spectra of economically important molecules including hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl groups, amides, amines, polymers, and in-organics are analyzed using this 10-step method. Each chapter includes an introduction to the structures and nomenclature for the molecules covered. Many example spectra, and unknown spectra that can be interpreted for practice are included to enhance learning.
This book is published by CRC Press (ISBN 0-8493-2463-7), and is available from Spectros Associates for $175

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Quantitative Spectroscopy: Theory and Practice - Book



This 200-page hard cover book provides an overview of how to use spectroscopic absorbance measurements to measure the concentration of molecules in samples. Relevant theory is presented to help readers understand the important experimental variables that affect calibration quality. Then, how to avoid common experimental problems and how to spot bad data is discussed. An understandable presentation of the complex mathematical algorithms used to generate calibrations is made, with an emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Ultimately, a calibration process is presented that users are encouraged to follow to achieve robust and accurate calibrations.
This 150 page book is available in soft cover from Spectros Associates for $175

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Quantitative Infrared Gas Analysis



Finally, a book devoted exclusively to the analysis of gases via FTIR. This volume is your complete guide to the use of FTIR spectrometers in this important and growing application. The book is divided into two sections. The first section focuses on instrumentation, and covers how an FTIR works, optimizing parameters for gas phase analysis, manipulating spectra to maximize information content, gas phase sampling accessories and techniques, and quantitative gas phase analysis. Section II focuses on interpreting Gas Phase Infrared Spectra, helping you make sense out of the data that comes out of the instrument. This section covers what determines the peak positions, heights, and widths in gas phase spectra, then systematically examines the spectra of a number of example compounds.
This 150 page book is available in soft cover from Spectros Associates for $175

(price includes shipping, handling, personal autograph, and all applicable taxes).



Mastering GRAMS/32 V5.0, V6.0 & V7.0



This 140-page soft cover book covers important software topics such as manipulating spectra, file importation, peak picking and automating functions. Additional chapters discuss how to use the powerful spectral manipulation algorithms presented in GRAMS. The book is full of exercises that students can perform to increase learning. This book is a nice complement to the Galactic Industries GRAMS/32 User's Guide and accompanies the Spectros Associates Mastering GRAMS/32 courses.
This book is available in soft cover from Spectros Associates for $175

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Mastering PLSPlus/IQ



This GRAMS/32 add-on package uses factor analysis algorithms (PCR and PLS) to achieve robust and accurate spectroscopic calibrations. This software guide not only walks you through the software part of achieving a calibration, but also contains relevant theoretical discussions found in Dr. Smith's book Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis. Thus, the book is a true blend of theory and practical information.
This book accompanies Spectros Associates Mastering PLSPlus/IQ training course. It is available in soft cover from Spectros Associates for $175

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Array Basic Programming




This powerful, easy to use, programming language comes standard on all Galactic Industries GRAMS products. The language allows users to automate and customize their installations of GRAMS. The book assumes no previous programming experience, yet quickly gets readers up to speed so they can write their own programs. The book is packed with code sections and complete programs that users can use to create their own applications.
This volume accompanies the Spectros Associates training course Array Basic Programming. It is available in soft cover from Spectros Associates for $175

(price includes shipping, handling, personal autograph, and all applicable taxes).





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