About spectra information
|If you have:||Use...|
|Unknown spectra, and want to predict the compound from the spectra...||
The correlation charts list common vibrational frequencies, shifts, etc. associated with different functional groups.
If your compound is organic, SDBS allows you to enter peaks and shifts. *Follow the instructions for entering your search.*
|Spectra from a lab, and need to reference spectra from the literature...||Online sources, and work your way down to the print ones.|
|Unknown spectra, and suspect it corresponds to one of a few compounds...||Online sources, and work your way down to the print ones.|
|Questions about concepts of spectral analysis and want to improve your understanding...||Texts, Dictionaries and encyclopedias, General sources|
For the print sources below: Where a title does not specify spectra type, [o] denotes organic content; [i] denotes inorganic; [?] denotes mostly organic, with undetermined inorganic content; blanks denote both inorganic and organic spectra.
Used for interpretation of spectra.
- CRC handbook of fundamental spectroscopic correlation charts (book)
Includes UV-Vis, IR, NMR, MS.
- Infrared Correlation Charts
Typical vibrational frequencies for functional groups. Search the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics for infrared correlation charts.
- 13C NMR absorptions of major functional groups
A table listing the range of 13C chemical shifts δ in ppm relative to tetramethylsilane. Search the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics for absorptions of major functional groups.
- Infrared and Raman characteristic group frequencies: tables and charts (book)
- Typical vibrational frequencies for inorganic species
Recommended by past CHEM 333 instructors.
Print - Multiple spectra
These are all available in the library. Click on the titles to see their call number and location.
Print - Texts/Textbooks
These books will help you understand the concepts of spectral analysis, and apply them to interpretation. Some of these will have spectra in them as well.
Print - Reviews
These books refer to other articles with spectra information. Take the reference from the book and search the catalogue to see if the library has the journal or book mentioned. Use these as a last resort.
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