Transform Techniques in Chemistry

  • Peter R. Griffiths

Part of the Modern Analytical Chemistry book series (MOAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alan G. Marshall, Melvin B. Comisarow
    Pages 39-68
  3. Martin Harwit
    Pages 173-197
  4. Thomas C. Farrar
    Pages 199-226
  5. James W. Cooper
    Pages 227-255
  6. Melvin B. Comisarow
    Pages 257-284
  7. John O. Lephardt
    Pages 285-305
  8. Charles L. Wilkins, Peter C. Jurs
    Pages 307-332
  9. Peter R. Griffiths
    Pages 355-378
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 379-385

About this book


The application of the Fourier transform is being seen to an increasing extent in all branches of chemistry, but it is in the area of chemical analysis that the greatest activity is taking place. Fourier transform infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry are already routine methods for obtaining high-sensitivity IR and NMR spectra. Analogous methods are now being developed for mass spectrometry (Fourier transform ion cyclo­ tron resonance spectrometry) and microwave spectroscopy, and Fourier transform techniques have been successfully applied in several areas of electrochemistry. In addition the fast Fourier transform algorithm has been used for smoothing, interpolation, and more efficient storage of data, and has been studied as a potential method for more efficient identification of samples using pattern recognition techniques. Linear transforms have also been shown to be useful in analytical chemistry. Probably the most important of these is the Hadamard transform, which has been applied in alternative methods for obtaining IR and NMR data at high sensitivity. Even though measurements involving this algorithm will probably not be applied as universally as their Fourier transform ana­ logs, in the area of pattern recognition application of the Hadamard trans­ form will in all probability prove more important than application of the Fourier transform.


analytical chemistry chemical analysis electrochemistry spectroscopy

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  • Peter R. Griffiths
    • 1
  1. 1.Ohio UniversityAthensGreece

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