Applied FTIR

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Course summary

  • Duration: 1 day for face-to-face | Total of 6.5 hours for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Course type: Universal, applicable to all instrumentation
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face OR online via live video, with practical exercises
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £485 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

What will you learn on this course?

This course covers all the practical theory about Fourier Transform InfraRed spectroscopy. It will review the EM spectrum focussing on the IR region.

It will detail the characteristic absorption spectra of various compounds such as alkanes, alkynes, alcohols, esters, ethers, and will provide examples in the form of exercises for IR interpretation.

The course will review the different components of FTIR such as IR sources, detectors, beam splitter and Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR). It will guide the delegate with sample-specific factors affecting spectral quality and mixtures.

There will be worked-through examples which will include the analysis of pharmaceutical and food samples by FTIR and then the analysis of the data.

Learning outcomes

  • You will gain knowledge about the technique of IR spectroscopy
  • You will understand different types of applications which use IR spectroscopy
  • You will learn about various sample preparation and analysis techniques for absorbance, transmittance and reflectance including ATR, diffuse and specular reflection
  • You will learn about spectral processing techniques
  • You will learn about method creation, sample analysis and data analysis

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all levels of knowledge.

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Feedback from previous attendees of Virtual Classroom course

"I found the course very useful to "connect the dots" in the knowledge I already had. Also, I have learned many new things, gained practical knowledge that I can use during my work. It was also nice to hear more about the theoretical background and the way different instruments work. The exercises at the end of each blocks were very useful to condense the information and re-discuss the core messages."  July 2022.

"I enjoyed the practical aspects of the course, such as information around testing the samples and the different methods and variables that can arise."  July 2022.

"As someone new to FTIR topics I found the introduction to how FTIR analysis and systems work really useful."  Bespoke Virtual Classroom training, February 2022.

"Very informative."  Bespoke Virtual Classroom training, February 2022.

"Very well put together, considering it's supposed to be a hands-on course, delivered online!"  September 2020 (Due to Covid-19 our September Hands-on FTIR course was transferred online).

"[I enjoyed] Spectral interpretation and manipulation."  September 2020.