Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

FTIR spectroscopy is a highly diverse molecular spectroscopy technique and chemical analysis method. While FTIR is frequently used for polymer testing and pharmaceutical analysis, the application of the technique is virtually limitless offering both qualitative and quantitative analysis of a wide range of organic and inorganic samples. Browse our resources to learn more!

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Foundations of FTIR, Part 1


This webinar will give a basic introduction to spectral interpretation as a first step in assigning functional groups and determining qualitative information of materials.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 

Session 1: 9 a.m. (EST) / 14:00 (GMT) 
Session 2: 11 a.m. (EST) / 16:00 (GMT) 

Duration: 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A

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Root Cause Analysis of a Failed Plastic Cover
This paper describes a study utilizing a variety of spectroscopy tools to determine why a plastic part used in a precision optical device failed when put into service. IR and Raman used for chemical composition, UV-Vis for color and optical transmissivity, and thermal analysis for determination of physical properties.

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FTIR analysis of a failed plastic cover

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What Went Wrong?  FT-IR as a Valuable Tool in Plastic Failure Analysis

Special guest speaker, Jeff Jansen, The Madison Group.

Learn more from an expert in polymer analysis.

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