ASTM E1252 - 98(2013)e1

    Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis

    Active Standard ASTM E1252 | Developed by Subcommittee: E13.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.06


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Infrared spectroscopy is the most widely used technique for identifying organic and inorganic materials. This practice describes methods for the proper application of infrared spectroscopy.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the spectral range from 4000 to 50 cm−1 and includes techniques that are useful for qualitative analysis of liquid-, solid-, and vapor-phase samples by infrared spectrometric techniques for which the amount of sample available for analysis is not a limiting factor. These techniques are often also useful for recording spectra at frequencies higher than 4000 cm–1, in the near-infrared region.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautions are given in 6.5.1.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E131 Terminology Relating to Molecular Spectroscopy

    E168 Practices for General Techniques of Infrared Quantitative Analysis

    E334 Practice for General Techniques of Infrared Microanalysis

    E573 Practices for Internal Reflection Spectroscopy

    E932 Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Dispersive Infrared Spectrometers

    E1421 Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Fourier Transform Mid-Infrared (FT-MIR) Spectrometers: Level Zero and Level One Tests

    E1642 Practice for General Techniques of Gas Chromatography Infrared (GC/IR) Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1252-98R13E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1252-98(2013)e1, Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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