Though the format evolved in the first edition remains intact, relevant new additions have been inserted at appropriate places in various chapters of the book. Also included are a number of sample and study problems at the end of each chapter to illustrate the approach to problem solving that involve translations of sets of spectra into chemical structures. Written primarily to stimulate the interest of students in spectroscopy and make them aware of the latest developments in this field, this book begins with a general introduction to electromagnetic radiation and molecular spectroscopy. In addition to the usual topics on IR, UV, NMR and Mass spectrometry, it includes substantial material on the currently useful techniques such as FT-IR, FT-NMR 13C-NMR, 2D-NMR, GC/MS, FAB/MS, Tendem and Negative Ion Mass Spectrometry for students engaged in advanced studies. Finally it gives a detailed account on Optical Rotatory Dispersion (ORD) and Circular Dichroism (CD).
General Introduction to Electromagnetic Spectrum and Molecular Spectroscopy / Infrared Spectroscopy / Ultraviolet Spectroscopy / Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / Mass Spectrometry / Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Circular Dichroism / Composite Spectral Problems / Index