A Guide to FT‑NIR Spectroscopy in the Chemical Lab

Quality control in the chemical and petrochemical industry is a complex task. Often the many different parameters need to be analyzed using a wide variety of instruments and complex workflows. Timing is also very important - the production team needs results within minutes, not hours. FT-NIR can help you simplify analysis routines in the lab. Often, many different parameters can be analyzed with just one measurement and no sample preparation, saving labor and money.

Our eBook contains valuable information on using FT-NIR spectroscopy and numerous links for further reading:


Why FT-NIR - the basics


FT-NIR Spectrometer for the Lab


Chemical applications


Petrochemical applications


Polymer applications



TG-IR Coupling by Bruker and Netzsch

A Decade-Long Success Story

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) is the ideal method to determine thermal stability and decomposition kinetics of a wide variety of substances. The coupling of TGA and FT-IR also offers the spectroscopic characterization of released components and thus significantly increases the information content. We work closely with NETZSCH Gerätebau GmbH on this coupled thermal analysis to offer the best possible solution.

In the course of the 60th anniversary of NETZSCH Gerätebau GmbH, in a joint anniversary contribution we look back on almost 30 years of cooperation in the field of coupled TG-IR analysis and provide interesting insight and outlook regarding developments and achievements of this fruitful cooperation.

Free Webinar

From Macro to Micro to Nano with IR Lasers

In our joint webinar with Bruker Nano Surfaces & Metrology we explore the use of IR laser spectroscopy on June 14th. We show you how it analyzes macroscopic samples with microscopic resolution and how the combination with AFM offers IR chemical analysis down to the nanometer.

Masks off! (for science)

In latest blog article we shed light on a really exciting application of FT-IR spectroscopy. Researchers tried to use the ALPHA II to investigate the viral load on face masks.

New Gas Phase Library


The gas analysis software OPUS GA enables automated and real-time quantification of gaseous compounds for our Gas Analyzers MATRIX-MG and OMEGA 5. The quantification is based on a sophisticated fitting method using reference spectra that are stored in our spectral library. All compounds within this library can be quantified without additional calibration measurements.

We are happy to announce the new spectral database B-GAS-LIBRARY 2 containing more than 350 gaseous compounds. Compounds, which are of great importance e.g. in battery research and semiconductor industry such as Phosphoryl fluoride (POF3), Phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5) and Diborane (B2H6) are now included as well.

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