If you’re a chemistry teacher or science educator, you already know that FTIR spectroscopy is a technique that covers a wide range of chemical applications, especially for polymers and organic compounds.
But did you know we offer an FT-IR Academy on our website where you and your students can access almost anything one needs to know about this technique.
On these Academy pages, you will find everything FTIR, from the most basic (what do “FT” and “IR” mean?) to applications using hyphenated techniques, like TGA-IR. Along the way, you can find information on sample preparation for transmission experiments, the power of FTIR Microscopy and charts relating chemical structure to the infrared spectrum.
Browse through and find organic functional charts, spectral range charts, tutorials, and even a Spectroscopy, Elemental & Isotope Analysis Resource Library. In fact, you can access a targeted collection of application notes, case studies, videos, webinars and white papers covering a range of applications for Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, Near-infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonsnce, Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometry, X-Ray Fluorescence, and more.
You can access it as often as you want. In fact we encourage you to check back often as this content is being updated continually.
Get your students excited about FTIR spectroscopy by showing them some real-life examples of how FTIR is used in polymers and plastics production… how FTIR helps in ensuring floating piers won’t sink, that plastic roads may soon be the future, or how it can solve the mystery of failed plastic covers and cracked fasteners.
Make your job easier by having all the FTIR information you need at your fingertips. And offer it as a handy resource for your students. In fact, here’s an FTIR glossary sheet to get you started. It contains approximately 150 words and phrases that are common to FTIR work.