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    Author(s): Umesh P. AgarwalRajai Atalla
    Date: 2010
    Source: Lignan and lignans : advances in chemistry, Chapter 4. Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, c2010: p. 103-136: ISBN: 9781574444865 (hbk : alk. paper): 1574444867 (hbk : alk. paper).
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Vibrational spectroscopy is an important tool in modern chemistry. In the past two decades, thanks to significant improvements in instrumentation and the development of new interpretive tools, it has become increasingly important for studies of lignin. This chapter presents the three important instrumental methods-Raman spectroscopy, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy-and summarizes their contributions to analytical, mechanistic and structural studies of lignin. The conceptual frameworks used to interpret vibrational spectra are first described in the following section.

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    Agarwal, Umesh P.; Atalla, Rajai. 2010. Vibrational spectroscopy. In: Heitner, Cyril; Dimmel, Donald R.; Schmidt, John A. eds. Lignin and lignans advances in chemistry. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Chapter 4: 103-136: ISBN: 9781574444865 (hbk : alk. paper): 1574444867 (hbk : alk. paper).

    Keywords

    Raman spectroscopy, wood chemistry, infrared spectroscopy, lignin, near infrared spectroscopy, spectrum analysis, absorption spectra, pulping, lignocellulose, scientific apparatus, scientific instruments, measuring instruments, reflectance, reflectance spectroscopy, review article

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