Used for the identification and structural analysis of organic compounds. Materials absorb infra-red energy generating a unique absorption spectrum that can be used to identify pure materials.
Quantitative analysis can be performed by measuring the absorption at a characteristic wavelength.
A number of sample preparation techniques are available, including.
- Potassium Bromide (KBr) Disc
- Attenuated Total Refelection (ATR)
- Nujol Mull
- Gas Cell