Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy is the part of the Central Laboratories of the University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT) in Prague. We are mainly focused on analysis of unknown substances, identifying their functional groups, verifying the purity of substances and determination of mixtures composition using Infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectroscopy.
Infrared and Raman Spectrometry can be used in many fields, such as structural analysis of organic and inorganic materials, analysis of foreign substances in the environment, analysis of combustion gases, polymers, sorbents, fillers and adhesives of paper and resins, adhesives for denture, analysis of dyes, fillers and emails used in art and historical works.
Infrared Spectrometry is also used in food analysis (determination of sugars or ethanol in alcoholic drinks, analysis of wines and honey), in medicine (bladder stones), in ecology (determination of petrochemical substances in air and soil, determination of respirable silica in the air, detection of allergenic pollen) and in industrial analysis (determination of additives in oils).
The scientific activity of the laboratory is focused on the development and improvement of measurement methods and on combining of the results obtained by various measurement techniques, which lead to a more reliable solution of the analytical problem.