These ATR/FTIR spectra cover common
and uncommon inorganics of all major classes. A wide variety of
metal salts (bromides, chlorides, fluorides, nitrates, oxides,
phospates, sulfates) are included making this database useful to a
broad audience in commercial, governement and academic labs. Spectra of
both anhydrous and hydrated forms are presented for a number of compounds.
This database has excellent coverage
of many rare earth beta-diketonate and
alkoxide compounds. The diketonates, in particular, include some
remarkable spectra. Recent additions include more rare earth and
transition metal compounds in organometallic complexes and organoboron
Considerable effort has gone into the
naming of these spectra. Most names are provided with both the
molecular formula and a CAS number. Thus, unfamiliar inorganic
chemical names or regional naming differences won't limit the users
ability to make good use of these excellent spectra. The CAS
numbers are extremely useful for locating synonyms and other chemical
information on the web.
These spectra were run on a Bruker Equinox FTIR at 2 cm-1 optical resolution with a Pike MIRacle(tm) single bounce ATR accessory. The crystals used are Ge, which was used for almost all compounds, and diamond-ZnSe for only the most corrosive and/or strongly oxidizing compounds.
The chemical name index is available on request.
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