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Northwest Missouri State University

Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR)

FT-IR is a powerful tool for identification of chemical bonds in a molecule by producing an infrared absorption spectrum that is like a molecular ‘fingerprint’. It is capable of identifying chemicals that are either organic or inorganic. It can be utilized to quantitate some components of an unknown mixture. FTIR is non-destructive technique and can be applied to the analysis of solids, powders, pastes, gels, liquids, and gaseous samples.