Interpretation of Infrared Spectra
10-12 April 2019

Staff: Prof. Dr. J.H. van der Maas (VibSpec / Utrecht University) and Dr. P. de Peinder (VibSpec)

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Aim of the course is to teach a student how:

- to recognise the presence of common functional groups
- to make intelligent use of tables and characteristic frequencies
- to discriminate between significant and relative unimportant absorption features
- to rationalise observed spectra and intensities produced by special structural features in a molecule
- to distinguish features of infrared spectra (aromatic, aliphatic, cyclic, rigid, flexible, inorganic)
- to account for spectral features arising from the physical state (gas, liquid, solvent, solid) or the technique by which the spectrum has been obtained
- to deal with factors influencing group frequencies such as inductive and resonance effects, conjugation, molecular interactions
- to become conversant with concepts like functional groups, localised vibrations, in-phase, out-of-phase, stretching, bending, deformation, symmetric, antisymmetric vibrations and others such as overtones, Fermi resonance, conjugation, transition dipole moment.

Screenshots of the interactive interpretation lessons:


The computer lessons are interspersed by work sessions to practice the gained experience.
The course takes 3 days (09.00 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 16.00 h) and will be held at the Utrecht University Science Park ("De Uithof").

The registration fee for this course is € 1475,- (ex. VAT).
The fee includes all tuition, course lecture notes, lunches and refreshments.
PhD students receive a reduction of 20% on the course fee. The number of students per course is limited.
Course language contingent on the participants (English or Dutch); course material in English.

Course co-ordination:
Dr. Peter de Peinder

Timetable: Three days from 9.00-16.00 h, with breaks for coffee/tea and lunch.