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Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy: Principles and Spectral Interpretation Hardcover – 13 Jul 2011

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"Larkin has been using these and other imaging techniques for over 20 years to elucidate structure at specialty chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy are completely complementary, providing characteristic fundamental vibrations that are extensively used to determine and identify molecular structure, he says, but are not widely used because potential users lack the necessary interpretation skills. It is that lacuna that he seeks to fill. His topics include basic principles, instruments and sampling methods, the origin of group frequencies, a general outline and strategies for interpretation, and unknown infrared and Raman spectra."--SciTech Book News

"This book is refreshing in both style and content. It falls into the 'must have on the shelf' category for all who indulge in vibrational spectroscopy... [O]verall the book is a strong addition to the tools of vibrational spectroscopy interpretation."--Chemistry World

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Peter Larkin leads the Spectroscopy and Materials Characterization group at Cytec Industries. He has more than 20 years of experience using IR, Raman and NIR spectroscopy, has managed R&D environments, and has directed analytical method development, validation, and transfer teams. He specializes in IR and Raman spectral interpretation, spectroscopic chemometric analyses, early phase API and chemical development support, and process analytical techniques (PAT). Dr. Larkin received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 using resonance Raman and vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy to study heme proteins. While at American Cyanamid/Cytec Industries in Stamford, CT, hereceived comprehensive training in IR interpretation from Dr. Norman B. Colthup. He subsequently worked at Wyeth Pharmaceutical, had a brief stint with Pfizer, and led the solid state analysis group at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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4.0 out of 5 stars JMSB 17 May 2014
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The content of the book is excelent. Unfortunately the graphic design is frustrating and must be substantially improved: equations must be presented with bigger font size and the resolution of the figures must be increased. With the present format precious information is lost for the readers.
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