FTIR Spectroscopy: Advances in Research and Applications

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Adriana S. França, PhD (Editor) – Professora Titular, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
Leandro S. Oliveira, PhD (Editor) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Series: Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry
BISAC: SCI078000; SCI013010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/GOJG7949

Mid-infrared (MIR) or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a vibrational spectroscopy technique that identifies chemicals based on the interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation in the mid-infrared region. The use of this technique has increased over the last decades due to its many advantages compared with the use of other methods, including non-destruction of the sample, minimal or no sample preparation, and the fact that it does not involve the use of any hazardous chemicals during the analysis.

FTIR Spectroscopy: Advances in Research and Applications presents some of the most recent advances on the application of mid-infrared spectroscopy in biology, medicine and food science. It starts with an overview of chemometric methods that are needed for analysis and interpretation of infrared data (Chapter 1), followed by applications in the analysis of food and biological systems, including food provenance identification (Chapter 2) and structural aspects (Chapter 3), structural analysis of mollusk shells (Chapter 4), and applications in biomedical research (Chapter 5) and cancer diagnosis (Chapter 6). The book is written by an international panel of scientists with extensive expertise in the field of infrared spectroscopy, providing unique views and perspectives on both practical and theoretical applications.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Chemometrics Fundamentals and its Applications in Infrared Spectroscopy
Ana C. C. Fulgencio, Glaucimar A. P. Resende and Bruno G. Botelho
DQ, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil

Chapter 2. Advances in the Utilization of Mid Infrared Spectroscopy to Analyse Composition and Provenance of Australian Plant-Based Foods
Daniel Cozzolino
The University of Queensland, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

Chapter 3. Structure Characterization of Protein Fractions from Some Kamut and Buckwheat Samples by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
M. Mecozzi¹ and R. Acquistucci²
¹ISPRA, Laboratory of Chemometrics and Environmental Applications, Rome, Italy
²CREA, Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Rome, Italy

Chapter 4. Infrared Spectroscopy and Blind Source Separation Methods for the Study of Structural Aspects in Marine Mollusc Shells
Mauro Mecozzi
Laboratory of Chemometrics and Environmental Applications, ISPRA, Rome, Italy

Chapter 5. Recent Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy in Biomedical Research
Andrei A. Bunaciu¹ and Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein²
¹S.C. AAB_IR research S.R.L., Bragadiru – district Ilfov, Romania
²Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department, Pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

Chapter 6. Applications of FTIR in Cancer Diagnosis
Joanna Depciuch
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Krakow, Poland

Index