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Comparative infrared and Raman spectroscopy of compounds in high-pressure media
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Morris; Kevin L. McNesby
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Paper Abstract

The techniques of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy (FT-R) are compared for use in high pressure environments such as those encountered when using supercritical fluid solvents. FT-IR spectra in the 1000 to 3000 cm-1 region show severe pressure broadening of high-pressure molecular solvents, which eliminates much of the useful spectral range when using this technique. These solvent interferences are not a problem with FT-R at pressures as high as 35 MPa. Spectra of naphthalene in liquid carbon dioxide are used to compare these two spectroscopic techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166809
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Jeffrey B. Morris, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kevin L. McNesby, U. S. Army (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

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