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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​

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