Join us for our one-hour-or-less webinars on a variety of FTIR related topics. FTIR spectroscopy offers a vast array of analytical opportunities in academic, analytical, QA/QC and forensic labs. Deeply ingrained in everything from simple compound identification to process and regulatory monitoring, FTIR covers a wide range of chemical applications, especially for polymers and organic compounds.
Build a solid foundation then go beyond the ordinary with this webinar series. Learn what you can achieve, now and in the future, with FT-IR Spectroscopy.
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|Driving Confidence in Your Process: Tools for FTIR QA/QC|
Whether your data will be used in process control, in court, or in assuring upstream and downstream quality, you need hardware and software tools designed to give your stakeholders – and you – confidence. The Thermo Scientific line of FTIR spectrometers provides everything you need, from ASTM compliance to digital signatures. This webinar will examine some of these tools and show practical processes for data-critical labs.
Problem Solving with Molecular Spectroscopy in Industrial Laboratories - (Part 2) Analytical Services
Our informative one-hour webinar explores the value of vibrational spectroscopy and how it solves problems on a daily basis. As a leading developer of spectroscopic instrumentation and software, we demonstrate some of latest developments in the industry including identifying multi-components in mixtures, contaminant identification and microscopy. Along the way we offer a number of useful tips such as choosing the best spectral libraries and how to do chemical imaging.
Effective imaging for identification and sizing of API domains
The distribution of API in a pharmaceutical tablet is a critical factor in developing drugs that are effective when consumed. What’s the best way to figure that out?
The combination of FTIR and Raman spectroscopy with mapping is well-suited for identifying and sizing API domains. Both techniques provide excellent chemical and spatial information about the distribution and concentration of the API in a tablet.
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Ensuring Integrity of Drug Formulation from Development to QC
Substantial testing is required to assure that chemical and structural integrity are preserved throughout the drug development process to maintain its functionality. Among the techniques used to study changes in chemical integrity are infrared and Raman spectroscopy. This webcast will discuss where efficiencies can be made in data collection, regulatory compliance, instrument qualification, method validation, and data integrity all along the development pipeline up to final quality control (QC) testing. Learn how to quickly identify changes in polymorphic structure, monitor API to excipient distribution, and troubleshoot out-of-specification (OOS) product lots, while preserving data integrity needed for audits.
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FTIR Spectroscopy for Structure Elucidation of Proteins
During the past decade, FTIR spectroscopy has gained significant prominence as a tool for structure elucidation of proteins - from formulations in R&D to Quality Control in Manufacturing. FTIR has many advantages including measuring: 1) at dosage concentrations - both low and high; 2) in different states such as liquid and solids; and 3) with variety of excipients. The measurements are straightforward and the equipment is very affordable. Regulatory agencies often list FTIR as one of the techniques recommended for proof-of-folding and structure comparability. This webinar will describe the process of determining protein secondary structure.
Pharmaceutical Analysis with FTIR, Near-IR, Mid-IR and Raman in a Compact Platform
Pharmaceutical laboratories face strong regulatory requirements and market pressures at every step along the product development pipeline. This webinar presents data that shows how the analytical needs of these laboratories – for speed, reliability and flexibility – can be improved with the new Nicolet iS50 FTIR spectrometer. Switching between multiple techniques can be achieved in seconds to customize workflows or perform confirmatory testing on a single sample.
Learn how this multi-functional platform enables:
Infrared and UV-Vis Spectroscopy in Pharmaceutical QC - Part 1: Regulatory Considerations
Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers is essential for delivering safe and effective products. Poor quality data can lead to a multitude of consequences, including out-of-specification results, delays in product release or even product recalls.
The first webinar in this two-part series guides you through the challenges of effectively navigating the regulated environment. We address the need to quickly commission the spectroscopy equipment and ensure proper day-to-day use through system qualification, SOP development and system suitability testing.
Infrared and UV-Vis Spectroscopy in Pharmaceutical QC - Part 2: Ensuring Product Quality
During the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, quality control is required at every step to ensure safe and effective products. Poor product quality can lead to a multitude of consequences, including delays in product release or even product recalls.
The second webinar in this two-part series presents how UV-Visible and Infrared spectroscopy play a critical role as essential quality control tools in the manufacturing process. We address how these tools help ensure product quality while bringing simplicity to your work.
Chemical Detectives Webinar Series: Solve the Mysteries Behind your Polymers
View the following spectroscopy webinars to learn how infrared and Raman spectroscopy can help you reveal the mysteries of your polymers, from research to failure analysis, quality control and beyond! Discover how to solve your organization's most pressing questions to stay ahead of your competition and streamline your investigations.
Additional polymers analysis webinars
|Liquid IR Analysis Made Easy - with the Pearl Accessory|
Learn how you can reduce the time and difficulty of liquid sample analysis. The Specac® Pearl™ horizontal liquid transmission accessory puts a new spin on the classic transmission technique. Discover why a simple, 90° rotation makes transmission analysis faster and easier than ever before. The webinar will discuss how and why the accessory works and common application uses.
|Benefits of Fiber Optics Probes for Mid-IR Analysis|
Learn how you can effectively use fiber optic probes in your FTIR spectrometer for the remote analysis of liquids and solids in the Mid-IR region of light. Attendees will gain a general understanding of the capabilities and use cases for Mid-IR fiber optic probes.
Foundations of FTIR Microscopy - Sample Preparation Techniques
FTIR Microscopy is a technique that has become heavily utilized and routine in an array of fields. One of the challenges users encounter is how to properly and effectively prepare samples for their microscope. Due to the small sample size usually analyzed in FTIR microscopy, sample preparation is essential to ensure that the desired chemical information can be obtained. This webinar will cover basic sample preparation procedures to help you when setting up an FTIR microscopy experiment.
The Basics of Sampling Techniques
Because infrared spectroscopy is used with a dynamic range of applications and sample types, sampling techniques play an important role in data acquisition. This webinar will examine the capabilities of different sampling methods and provide information to help you choose the ideal technique for your samples. Attend this webinar and gain a general understanding of several sampling approaches. Emphasis will be placed on discussing the strengths and weaknesses of transmission and reflection techniques.
GC-IR: Applications of GC-IR with Real World Samples
Online infrared analysis of the eluent from a gas chromatograph yields detailed information on the composition of complex mixtures. The technique of GC-IR is complementary to GC-MS in that the infrared spectrum is sensitive to the molecular structure of the intact molecule. GC-IR thus provides easy identification of separated isomers, a weakness of GC-MS. Identification of isomers is important in many application areas, including forensics, petroleum and flavors and fragrances. This webinar will describe the hardware and software for GC-IR, and will demonstrate its use with analysis of real world samples.
Who should attend: Scientists tasked with identifying key components of real-world complex mixtures.
Industries: Forensics, Environmental, Petroleum, Flavors and Fragrance
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA): Failure Analysis, Process Validation, and Competitive Analysis with TGA
The Nicolet i50 spectrometer coupled with TGA provides optimal tools for failure analysis, process validation, and competitive analysis which often require deformulation for identifying components and understanding process differences. Learn about the complete process of sample deformulation including complex data interpretation as well as identifying evolved gaseous components, computing the time evolution of identified species, obtaining consistent answers, and compiling results in a complete report format.
Spectral Interpretation: Basics of FTIR Spectral Interpretation
A critical part of characterizing materials and samples with IR spectroscopy is being able to interpret spectral information from your FTIR instrument. While detailed analysis and interpretation may take years to master, the basics can be quickly understood. This webinar gives a basic overview of how to get solid information such as functional group identification and quantitative analysis.
MAIRS: MAIRS on FTIR - A Powerful Tool for Revealing Molecular Orientation in an Ultrathin Film
With semiconductor, liquid crystal and biological films, the molecular orientation of the film on the surface affects the film's physical and chemical properties, and therefore a tool that can quickly characterize the structure of thin films is needed. Learn how MAIRS can be used to obtain the in-plane and out-of-plane vibrational spectra of thins films from a single sample, and howthese spectra are used to determine the molecular orientation of the films.
Transmission: FTIR Transmission Sampling: Faster, Easier, Cheaper
Recent developments in transmission make it a versatile and economic sampling technique for quality control, materials identification and routine analysis. This webinar provides a tutorial on transmission covering solids, liquids, and gases using various transmission accessories. Learn why transmission analysis is still an important technique in your FTIR toolkit as we compare using KBr pellets, ATR sampling, and newer transmission accessories.
Foundations of FTIR Microscopy: Sample Prep to Analysis featuring Automotive Applications
FTIR Microscopy combines the spatial resolution of a microscope with the analytical power of spectroscopy. This 40-minute presentation will examine the foundations of microspectroscopy - sample preparation, data collection and analysis - featuring applications from the automotive industry. Examples will include analysis of dashboard defects, adhesives and multi-layer films. With coverage of basic methods like compression cells, ATR, transmission and reflection, this webinar will be of interest to many analytical and quality control laboratories, including forensic, polymer and food packaging.
Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR): Micro-ATR Techniques for Infrared Microscopy
Infrared microscopy combines visible microscopy with the rich chemical information revealed through the infrared absorption spectra of the components in your sample. Some samples you encounter can be difficult to prepare in thin sections for transmission analysis.
Using Attenuated Total Reflectance with your microscope (micro ATR) helps speed up your analysis of these hard to prepare samples. As a bonus, micro-ATR operates at very high spatial resolution compared to normal transmission sampling. Using chemical imaging techniques, micro-ATR allows study of chemical heterogeneity on scales approaching one micron.
Just like conventional FTIR microscopy, micro-ATR is utilized in many research and applied areas including:
Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR): Spectroscopy Simplified - ATR Sampling in FTIR
Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) sampling revolutionized FTIR spectroscopy, with its simplicity of sample handling and near-universal applicability. This webinar will introduce the theory and basic use, ideas for ATR, and will show many examples. Topics will include:
Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR): Advanced ATR Sampling
Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) is a widespread technique for analyzing a large variety of samples with FTIR spectroscopy. One of the advantages of ATR is that it requires very little sample preparation or clean up resulting in very easy and rapid analysis.
We will present some advanced applications where analysts have benefited greatly from using this technique. The webinar builds on basic ATR concepts and demonstrates some of the newer and sophisticated accessories that are used to solve difficult problems often found in complex liquid and solid samples.
Attendees to this webinar will learn about:
From powders to paint chips - modern microspectroscopy draws big information from tiny samples
Microspectroscopy can analyze particulates, fibers, inks, contaminated surfaces, and more, making it a workhorse tool across a wide range of industries: environmental, automotive, pharmaceuticals, forensics, etc.
Watch this webinar to see how to improve the speed and accuracy of results across a broader range of user skill levels with modern microspectroscopy systems. Hear what diffraction-limited IR optics, enhanced visual performance, and powerful 64-bit software with a new user interface can do in sample prep, microplastics, fiber analysis, coatings, micro-mapping and ATR analysis.
Access a targeted collection of application notes, case studies, videos, webinars and white papers covering a range of applications for Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, near infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometry, X-ray fluorescence, and more.