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Mon 25 Nov 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Unilever Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Department of Chemistry


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Chemistry: CT10 Vibrational Spectroscopy
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Mon 25 Nov 2019

Description

Spectroscopic methods in biochemistry and biophysics are powerful tools to characterise the chemical properties of samples in chemistry and biology, including molecules, macromolecules, living organisms, polymers and materials. Within the wide class of biophysical methods, infrared spectroscopy (IR) is a sensitive analytical label-free tool able to identify the chemical composition and properties of a sample through its molecular vibrations, which produce a characteristic fingerprint spectrum. An infrared spectrum is commonly obtained by passing infrared radiation through a sample and determining what fraction of the incident radiation is absorbed at a particular energy. The energy at which any peak in an absorption spectrum appears corresponds to the frequency of a vibration of a part of a sample molecule. One of the great advantages of infrared spectroscopy is that virtually any sample in virtually any state may be studied, such as liquids, solutions, pastes, powders, films, fibres, gases and surfaces can all be examined. In this introductory course, the basic ideas and deļ¬nitions associated with infrared spectroscopy will be described. First, the possible configurations of the spectrometers used to measure IR absorption will be discussed. Then, the vibrations of molecules, inorganic and organic chemical compounds, as well as large biomolecules will be introduced, as these are crucial to the interpretation of infrared spectra in every day experimental life.

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  • Postgraduates
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Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 25 Nov   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre Francesco Simone Ruggeri
Theme
Characterisation Techniques

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