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Analytical Spectroscopy

Welcome to Analytical Spectroscopy Online! The Author and the Publ;isher of this work hopes that it will provide essential information to practising Analytical Chemists, to students and to technicians involved in the far-ranging application of spectroscopic techniques. The books published here are, therefore, not primarily intended for the expert spectroscopist but, on the contrary for the analyst who may be relatively inexperienced in spectroscopic techniques, the theory behind them, their areas of application and the type of instrumentation that is necessary for their successful use.

The material is copyright and can be downloaded and copied by individuals for their own use but it must not be reproduced in hard copy or in electronic form for any commercial purpose, nor presented without due acknowledgement of the author.

The series includes eight individual monographs.

1. UV and Visible Spectroscopy

2. Fluorescence Spectroscopy

3. Infrared Spectroscopy

4. Raman Spectroscopy

5. Atomic Spectroscopy

6. Electron Spin ~Spectroscopy (yet to be published)

7.Nuclear Magnet Resonance Spectroscopy

8.Mass Spectroscopy

The treatment of spectroscopy proceeds logically, starting in book 1 with a discussion of electromagnetic waves, progressing to the principles involved in the absorption and generation of electromagnetic radiation and then describes, perhaps, the simplest form of the technique, i.e. UV and Visible spectroscopy. In the second book general Luminescence is discussed dealing specifically with that particular form of Luminescence, Fluorescence and its use in analytical chemistry. In the third book, the arguments and discussions presented in sections 1 and 2 are extended to electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths viz. infrared and Raman Spectroscopy. The subject continues to be developed logically through Atomic Spectroscopy and other spectroscopic techniques finally dealing with mass spectroscopy Actually, mass spectrometry is not truly a spectroscopic technique as it does not involve electromagnetic radiation but, it is important in structure elucidation, so for convenience, it is included with other true spectroscopic methods. At all stages suitable instrumentation is described and special methods of operation are discussed


About the Author
RAYMOND PETER WILLIAM SCOTT was born on June 20 1924 in Erith, Kent, UK. He studied at the University of London, obtaining his B.Sc. degree in 1946 and his D.Sc. degree in 1960. After spending more than a decade at Benzole Producers, Ltd. Where he became head of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory, he moved to Unilever Research Laboratories as Manager of their Physical Chemistry department. In 1969 he became Director of Physical Chemistry at Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley, NJ, U.S.A. and subsequently accepted the position of Director of the Applied Research Department at the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Norwalk, CT, U.S.A.
In 1986 he became an independent consultant and was appointed Visiting Professor at Georgetown
University, Washington, DC, U.S.A. and at Berkbeck College of the University of London; in 1986 he retired but continues to write technical books dealing with various aspects of physical chemistry and physical chemical techniques. Dr. Scott has authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and authored, co-authored or edited over thirty books on various aspects of physical and analytical chemistry. Dr. Scott was a founding member of the British chromatography Society and received the American Chemical society Award in chromatography (1977), the M. S. Tswett chromatography Medal (1978), the Tswett chromatography Medal U.S.S.R., (1979), the A. J. P. Martin chromatography Award (1982) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Analysis and Instrumentation (1988).
Dr. Scott’s activities in gas chromatography started at the inception of the technique, inventing the Heat of Combustion Detector (the precursor of the Flame Ionization Detector), pioneered work on high sensitivity detectors, high efficiency columns and presented fundamental treatments of the relationship between the theory and practice of the technique. He established the viability of the moving bed continuous preparative gas chromatography, examined both theoretically and experimentally those factors that controlled dispersion in packed beds and helped establish the gas chromatograph as a process monitoring instrument. Dr. Scott took and active part in the renaissance of liquid chromatography, was involved in the development of high performance liquid chromatography and invented the wire transport detector. He invented the liquid chromatography mass spectrometry transport interface, introduced micro-bore liquid chromatography columns and used them to provide columns of 750,000 theoretical plates and liquid chromatography separations in less than a second. Dr. Scott has always been a “hands-on” scientist with a remarkable record of accomplishments in chromatography ranging from hardware design to the development of fundamental theory. He has never shied away from questioning “conventional wisdom” and his original approach to problems has often produced significant breakthroughs.

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