Analytical Chemistry of Synthetic Colorants

  • A. T. Peters
  • H. S. Freeman

Part of the Advances in Color Chemistry Series book series (ACCS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. Lyčka, J. Jirman, J. Straka
    Pages 49-74
  3. M. Matsuoka
    Pages 75-95
  4. R. B. Van Breemen
    Pages 96-116
  5. H. S. Freeman, R. D. Bereman
    Pages 117-132
  6. H.-D. Weigmann, Y. K. Kamath, S. B. Ruetsch
    Pages 133-170
  7. K. P. Ghiggino
    Pages 171-185
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 208-212

About this book


More than one and a half decades have passed since the last book was published describing developments in the analytical chemistry of synthetic colorants. In the intervening period, the scope and technical capabilities of instrumentation for analysing dyes and pigments has significantly expanded. It is now possible to rapidly resolve a number of problems whose solutions were previously either unattainable or very difficult to achieve. For instance, the unambiguous assignment of all the signals in the proton NMR spectrum of a trisazo direct dye, and the confirmation of the molecular weight of involatile, and, in particular, sulphonated dyes, without derivatisation, are now routine analytical techniques in many laboratories today. In addition, it is now possible to record the NMR spectrum of a dye molecule on less than 1 mg of material, and we are no longer limited to solution spectra, since solid samples can now be routinely analysed in NMR experiments. Whilst not attempting to be all encompassing, this volume is intended to bridge the gap between what was covered in the earlier work edited by Professor Venkataraman and the developments which have since ensued in some key areas. It provides important updates in X-ray crystallography, proton NMR, IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, and additionally covers topics such as ESR, micro spectrophotometry and emission spectroscopy.


Pigment analytical chemistry spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • A. T. Peters
    • 1
  • H. S. Freeman
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry & Chemical TechnologyUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK
  2. 2.Dept. of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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