IR Spectral Interpretation II

What You Will Learn
Learn how to tackle the spectra of complex molecules. The course begins with a complete discussion of how molecules absorb infrared radiation, enabling attendees to fully understand the source of all the features they see in a spectrum. Then, the spectra of complex molecules such as highly substituted benzene rings, ethers, aldehydes, carboxylates, amines, halogenated organics, and inorganics are pulled apart and analyzed in detail. The course finishes with a discussion of how interpretation aides such as spectral subtraction and library searching can make analyzing spectra faster and easier. Attendees interpret many unknown spectra in class with the help of the instructor to enhance learning. The course includes the 260 page hardcover book Infrared Spectral Interpretation written by Dr. Brian Smith and published by CRC Press.

Who Should Attend
Anyone concerned with gaining chemical or structural information from infrared spectra.

How Molecules Absorb Infrared Radiation
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Complex Carbonyl Molecules
Organic Nitrogen Compounds
Organic Sulfur, Silicon, and Halogenated Compounds
Spectral Interpretation Aids
Includes the 200-page text IR Spectral Interpretation

Dr. Brian Smith is a principal of Spectros Associates. Since 1992, thousands of scientists, engineeers, and technicians have benefited from his instruction in IR Spectral interpretation and the theory and practice of FTIR spectroscopy. Dr. Smith has over two decades of experience as an industrial analytical chemist, and has authored two books and numerous papers on infrared spectroscopy and its applications. Dr. Smith earned hs Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College.

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