Spectroscopy-11-01-2019

Spectroscopy

Data integrity has been the subject of many “Focus on Quality” columns over the past few years (1–5). However, we have never mentioned, let alone discussed, data quality.

Chemometrics in Spectroscopy is a collection of column articles that the authors published in Spectroscopy over a period spanning more than two decades. Each article is generally arranged as a chapter in the book, and chapters dealing with the same or similar topics are arranged closely as a section block rather than following the original sequence in the magazine. Although each article or series of articles only discusses one specific topic, collectively, the articles form a comprehensive reference that is a valuable source for readers wanting to learn chemometrics, especially with its applications in spectroscopy.

Spectroscopy, November 2019
Spectroscopy

November 01, 2019

Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy November regular issue, Volume 34, Issue 11, in an interactive PDF format.

Raman 2D-COS spectral data provide information on conformational changes of polymers. Here, Raman spectra of ethylene vinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymer are measured and interpreted, enabling a description of morphological changes related to the vinyl acetate group.

Spectroscopy
IR Spectral Interpretation Workshop

November 01, 2019

Amides are an important functional group found extensively in polymers and proteins. There are three different families of amides. Here, is explained how to distinguish them using infrared spectroscopy.

Well-diffracting crystals are essential for X-ray diffraction of crystallized protein for structural determination. A quantum cascade laser (QCL) infrared microscope is used to determine protein aggregation, distinct from self-association, for the success of the crystallization effort.