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Theory, Instrumentation and Applications of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128230374

Theory, Instrumentation and Applications of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Editor: Peter Larkin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128230374
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 416
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Theory, Instrumentation and Applications of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy provides the essential, theoretical and practical background material that is necessary for users to understand the fundamentals of vibrational spectroscopy. Both infrared and Raman spectroscopy are covered with a current perspective that is suitable for scientists in academia and industry. The book explains basic theory, computational-statistical methods and a broad coverage of instrumental aspects that are highlighted with a wealth of applications. Sections cover basic theory, infrared absorption and Raman scattering, highlight theoretical meaning and relevance, and discuss design features and sampling.

These foundational aspects culminate in a discussion of present methods used for qualitative and quantitative analysis. Lastly, targeted current topics with a guide to relevant literature and supporting applications are discussed, including IR and Raman microscopy and imaging, process analytical IR and Raman spectroscopy, portable handheld spectroscopy, and biological applications of IR and Raman spectroscopy.

Key Features

  • Presents an application-based focus on research growth areas of vibrational spectroscopy
  • Serves as a guide to current and relevant literature on this subject
  • Goes in great depth on instrumentation, presenting important aspects of instrumental design features and sampling options


Researchers and professionals using IR and Raman spectroscopy (chemical reaction monitoring, biomedical imaging, handheld spectrometers). Upper undergraduate and graduate students studying vibrational spectroscopy in chemistry and physics departments

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. IR and Raman theory
a. Molecular vibrations
b. IR and Raman description
c. Infrared absorption
d. Resonance Raman
e. Surface enhanced Raman scattering

3. Components of spectroscopic instrumentation
a. Intro: components of instruments
b. Dispersive systems
c. Michelson interferometer
d. Lasers
e. Fiber optics and waveguides
f. Commercial IR and Raman instrumentation

4. Sampling (IR and Raman)
a. IR options
b. Raman geometries

5. Qualitative and Quantitative analysis
a. Qualitative analysis
b. Quantitative analysis

6. Applications of molecular modeling. using ab initio and DFT calculations/simulations of IR and Raman spectra

7. IR and Raman microscopy and imaging

8. Portable-Handheld spectroscopy

9. Process analytical IR and Raman spectroscopy
a. Process instrumentation
b. Process sampling
c. Chemometrics in PAT
d. Applications

10. Biophysical applications of IR and Raman spectroscopy
a. Peptide group
b. Nucleic acids (DNA, RNA)
c. Phosphodiester
d. Lipids
e. Applications


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About the Editor

Peter Larkin

Peter J. Larkin leads Solvay's Spectroscopy and Materials Characterization group based in Stamford, Connecticut. He has more than 25 years of experience using IR, Raman, and NIR spectroscopy in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. This includes managing research groups in R&D environments as well as directing analytical method development, validation, and transfer teams. He specializes in IR and Raman spectral interpretation, spectroscopic chemometric analyses, early phase API and chemical development support, and process analytical techniques (PAT). Dr. Larkin received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 using resonance Raman and vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy to study heme proteins. Since that time he has worked in analytical departments both in the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. While at American Cyanamid/Cytec Industries in Stamford, CT, Larkin received comprehensive training in IR interpretation from Dr. Norman B. Colthup. He subsequently worked at Wyeth Pharmaceutical, had a brief stint with Pfizer, lead the solid state analysis group at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and now leads the spectroscopy and materials characterization group at Solvay.

Affiliations and Expertise

Spectroscopy and Materials Characterization Group, Technology Solutions, Solvay, Stamford, CT, USA

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