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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and its Applications
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and its Applications

    This eLearning module is a comprehensive review of IR spectroscopy - used for identification of molecules by utilizing their vibrational properties.​


    • Spectroscopy and electromagnetic spectrum​

    • Infrared spectral regions and the introduction to infrared rays​

    • Principle of IR spectroscopy and a typical IR spectrum​

    • Molecular vibrations with examples of spectral analysis of a couple of molecules​

    • FT-IR spectrophotometer and how it is different from dispersion spectrometer​

    • IR detectors and interferometer​

    • Potassium Bromide (KBr) pellet method for sample preparation and analysis​

    • Solid vs Liquid sample preparation​

    • Recording IR spectrum using ATR accessory​

    • Critical parameters to control when performing FT-IR spectroscopy​

    • Why it matters

    • Who is it for​ ​

      This module is relevant to all employees in analytical quality teams including quality control and quality assurance, who are involved in performing and reviewing this method​