Practical Sampling Techniques for Infrared Analysis provides a single-source guide to sample handling for routine analysis in infrared spectroscopy using commercially available instrumentation and accessories. Following a review of infrared spectroscopic theory, chapters consider individual techniques such as transmission methodology (e.g., solution cells, KBr pellets), internal reflectance, diffuse reflectance, photoacoustic FT-IR, infrared microscopy, GC/FT-IR, and quantitative analysis. In addition, two chapters elaborate on both typical and unusual samples and problems encountered in industrial laboratories and the process by which a spectroscopist chooses the most effective technique. Various short courses on infrared analysis are also listed. Practical Sampling Techniques for Infrared Analysis will be an important guide for all professional analytical chemists and technicians.
Theoretical Considerations (P.B. Coleman). Sample Handling in Infrared Spectroscopy-An Overview (W.D. Perkins). Optimization of Data by Internal Reflectance Spectroscopy (S.V. Compton and D.A.C. Compton). Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy: Sampling Techniques for Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis of Solids (S. Culler). A Practical Guide to FT-IR Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (J.F. McClelland, R.W. Jones, S. Luo, and L.M. Seaverson). The Versatile Sampling Methods of Infrared Microspectroscopy (P.L. Lang and L.J. Richwine). General Methods of Sample Preparation for the Infrared Hyphenated Techniques (G.L. McClure). Quantitative Analysis-Avoiding Common Pitfalls (S.V. Compton and D.A.C. Compton). Errors in Spectral Interpretation Caused by Sample-Preparation Artifacts and FT-IR Hardware Problems (R.C. Williams). Sampling Techniques for Vibrational Analysis in the Environmental and Forensic Laboratories (K.S. Kalasinsky and V.F. Kalasinsky). Infrared Sampling Techniques Training (T.J. Porro and S.C. Pattacini).