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Toronto Forensic FT-IR Spectral Library

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Take the guesswork out of your spectral analysis and create greater efficiencies in your lab. Our comprehensive libraries feature fully-reviewed, high-quality spectroscopy databases, enabling confident compound identification for a variety of environmental, forensic, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. One of the most widely-used collections of its kind for forensic scientists, the Thermo Scientific™ Toronto Forensic FT-IR Spectral Library includes spectra of illegal and legal drugs as well as drug precursors and reagents and other commonly-encountered substances.
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  • The spectra were measured at the Forensic Laboratories of the Canadian Department of Health and Welfare in Toronto, Canada.
  • Major divisions of substances include: organic (3,247 spectra), inorganic (183 spectra) and natural and commercial products (127 spectra).
  • Spectra are distributed by Thermo Fisher Scientific, under license from Canadian Patent and Development Limited.
  • For the majority of samples, material purity is 95% or better; in many cases, is greater than 99%
  • Spectra are grouped with similar compounds in the library
  • Contains 3,549 spectra
  • Data format: High Resolution (HR)
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Spectral library searching has long been an extraordinarily valuable tool in the analytical chemist's toolbox. Our extensive series of spectral libraries includes information specific to application, industry or spectral technique.
Spectral library searching based on digital matching of spectral signatures is a very effective way of performing qualitative identification of compounds. Because FT-IR and Raman spectroscopic signatures are based on molecular functional groups, even if the exact compound is not present in the libraries, the list of matching compounds from a spectral library search can often lead to identification, or at least classification, of the material.
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