Special Issues-08-01-2017

This work shows that methods based on miniaturized near- and mid-infrared spectroscopy can be used effectively for the quality control of herbal medicines.

Microplastics from clothing, abrasive action on plastics, or engineered microbeads as found in some exfoliating cosmetics are showing up in many environmental systems. FT-IR microscopy is a useful tool in the analysis of microplastics, providing visual information, particle counts, and particle identification.

When analytical techniques that depend on multivariate calibration models are used to analyze commercial products, the risks of false compliance and noncompliance must be assessed. This study presents an example from the application of a mid-IR partial least squares model to the analysis of seven parameters in red wine.

Featured Interview
Special Issues

August 01, 2017

Naoto Nagai focuses on solving problems for industry. In this interview, he explains his research to determine the cause of resin cracks in polyoxymethylene mold plates using IR spectroscopy.

Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy August 2017 R Spectroscopy for Today's Spectroscopists, Vol 32 No s8, in an interactive PDF format.