From the Back Cover
This fourth edition of the highly successful and concise textbook contains about 20 % new data. Now included are chapters on 19F and 31P NMR as well as references to important Raman bands. With their unique approach of presenting - in the form of texts, tables, charts, and graphs - a succinct compilation of essential reference data for the interpretation of NMR, IR, UV/Vis, and mass spectra, the authors also provide a hands-on guide for interpreting experimental spectral data and elucidating the structure of the respective compounds behind them.
Besides spectra of common solvents, calibration reagents, and MALDI and FAB MS matrix materials, fragmentation rules for mass spectrometry and UV/Vis spectra of representative compounds are included. The book will benefit students during courses and exercises, and advanced learners may use it to supplement their understanding of extended textbooks on the topic. While only a basic knowledge of spectroscopic techniques is required to use this book, it will serve as a data reference for specialists in the field and will support practitioners routinely faced with the task of interpreting spectral information.
From a review of the previous edition:
"Practically all teachers in spectroscopy and countless students know these books and work continuously with them." (Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2002, Vol. 40, Issue 3, p. 247)