Bio-Rad Laboratories has released several new spectral databases and Version 8.2 of its Knowitall software.
The company offers researchers access to a spectral reference collection containing more than 1.3 million spectra of pure organic and commercial compounds.
Researchers use these collections to determine the chemical composition of samples by comparing them to the reference spectra.
Bio-Rad has now added a variety of new spectral databases.
The first, Sadtler ATR of Basic Polymers, contains 503 ATR/FTIR spectra of commercially available compounds and is suitable for scientists involved in polymer chemistry, including research, design, manufacture and quality control.
The Sadtler ATR of Inorganics collection includes 269 ATR/FTIR spectra representative of many anions and polyatomic ions common to inorganic materials.
Another collection, Sadtler ATR of Organometallics, includes 176 ATR/FTIR spectra compiled specifically for scientists who study or use organometallic compounds.
The Sadtler 13C NMR of Monomers and Polymers Database includes 742 spectra that can be used by scientists engaged in the study of polymer, monomer and resin compounds using the 13C NMR method of analysis.
Finally, 7,000 spectra have been added to the Haveitall UV-Vis collection, bringing its total to 21,000 spectra.
Bio-Rad's Knowitall informatics system is a fully integrated software and database package that provides scientific researchers with multiple tools, including database building and management, search, analysis, structure drawing and reporting, all within a single user interface.
The company offers specialised editions of its Knowitall system specifically customised for spectroscopy and other areas of research.
The latest Knowitall is an expansion of the Analyzeit IR spectral interpretation application.
Analyzeit IR is designed to help chemists interpret spectra by generating a list of all functional groups possible at specific peak positions in a spectrum.
With this release, users can now link to additional reference information for each functional group in the Sadtler Handbook of Reference Spectra - IR.
This release also includes a series of report templates for more efficient output and improved design and a function to preview spectra and chromatograms to be used for searching, interpretation or database creation before the file is actually opened.
Bio-Rad's Informatics segment specialises in software and database solutions for the scientific community.
The company publishes fully verified spectral databases, with a collection of more than 1.3 million spectra.
The Knowitall informatics system provides a fully integrated environment with flexible and expandable software and database solutions for infrared (IR), Raman, NIR, NMR, MS, UV-Vis, chromatography, cheminformatics, chemometrics, metabolomics and in-silico ADME/Tox prediction.