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e-mail: wydzial@chem.umk.pl
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Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)

Infrared spectroscopy is widely used in both: scientific research and industry. It is a very simple, fast and non-destructive measurement technique consisting of testing the absorption of infrared radiation by the analyzed sample. This method allows for identification of functional groups present in the tested substance, detection of impurities, tracking the course of the reaction and qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Laboratory equipment :

The laboratory is equipped with a FT-IR Vertex 70V vacuum spectrometer with Hyperion 1000 microscope by Bruker Optik.

Basic parameters and measuring capabilities of the Vertex 70V spectrometer:

  • possibility of working under pressure below 2 mbar or atmospheric pressure
  • measuring range 6000-30cm-1
  • possibility of measuring in different modes:


-reflective – single reflection, diamond, ATR unit

-reflective – reflection unit with computer-adjustable angle in the range 13-83 degrees

  • TGA-IR adapter equipped with a gas cuvette, thermostated in the range 20-200 oC and MCT narrowband detector

Basic parameters and measurement possibilities of Hyperion 1000 IR microscope:

  • IR 15x objective and 4x glass observation objective
  • system for measurements and observations in transmission and reflection modes
  • measuring range 4000-650cm-1
  • video camera with image presentation on a computer screen

Additional equipment:

  • Hydraulic press
  • Tablet press

Fees for the analysis are negotiated and depend on the sample feature and need for special sample preparation for analysis, etc.

For further information, please contact:
M.Sc. Klaudia Wesołowska
phone: (56) 611-43-10 
e-mail: klaudia.wesolowska@umk.pl