Introduction to Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy
- Norman Colthup
- Lawrence Daly
- Stephen Wiberley
Physical and analytical chemists working on structural and compositional analysis; chemists and spectroscopists in industrial, university, and government labs; and some graduate students.
- Published: August 1990
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-182554-6
"This book is indeed a classic, very useful, and well worth updating."
--Clara D. Craver, President, CHEMIR LABORATORIES
"The primary objective of this book is to convey the rules and correlations to the novice and to those of us who have an occasional need for interpreting spectra. However, it is also an excellent reference for those more experienced in interpretation....The newest edition contains some useful improvements over the earlier ones....The emphasis is still on IR; however, Raman plays a larger role and some nice examples are presented....I have emphasized the spectral interpretation aspects of the book, but it contains much more. In fact, it has all of the ingredients for an excellent introductory text on IR (and Raman) spectroscopy....This book should be on the desk of every spectroscopist and everyone involved with IR and Raman spectra of organic molecules. In addition, it is a great starting place for anyone interested in learning about vibrational spectroscopy."
"This is a current and relevant text dealing with the very important field of spectral correlation methods in vibrational spectroscopy. The quality of this text is not surprising, since Norm Colthup is the father of this field. At American Cyanamid, he did much of the basic work correlating infrared frequencies with functional groups, and he remains the most expert person I know in the interpretation of infrared spectra."
--Robert G. Messerschmidt, President, CONNECTICUT INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
"The third edition of Introduction to Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy, like the two previous editions, is a book that every vibrational spectroscopist should have as a reference."