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Spectral Data for Chemical Analysis: Getting Started

This guide is intended to help those doing chemical analysis.



Best Places to Start - Online

Best Places to Start in Print

Spectral Atlas of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, W. Karcher,, eds., 1985.
Location: STACKS QD 341 .H9 S6354 1985
Handbook of basic tables for chemical analysis, 2nd ed. , Thomas J. Bruno, Paris D.N. Svoronos, 2004.
Location: REF QD 78 .B78 2004
Includes sections on UV spectrophotometry, infrared spectrophotometry, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, and atomic absorption and emission spectrometry.
Atlas of Spectral Data and Physical Constants for Organic Compounds, 2nd ed., Jeanette G. Grasselli and William M. Ritchley, ed., 1975.
Location: STACKS QD 257.7 .G7 1975
A six volume set which gives data on 21,000 common organic compounds. Indexed by compound name, molecular formula, molecular weight, mass spectral data, and characteristic physical constants.
The Handbook of Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts, Richard A. Nyquist, Curtis L. Putzig, and M. Anne Leugers, 1997.
Location: REF QC457 .N927 1997
A four volume set.
Handbook of Spectroscopy, James W. Robinson, 1974.
Location: STACKS QD 95 .H27
A three volume set giving data on important compounds from all major fields of spectroscopy.
Tables of Spectral Data for Structure Determination of Organic Compounds, 2nd ed., Pretsch et al., 1989.
Location: STACKS QC 462.85 .T313 1989
Includes sections on 13C-NMR Spectroscopy, Proton Resonance Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, and UV/Visible Spectroscopy.



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