Bio-Rad Releases ATR-IR, NMR, UV-Vis Spectral Databases and Version 8.2 of KnowItAll Spectroscopy Software
Product News Apr 19, 2010
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the release of several new spectral databases and version 8.2 of its KnowItAll® software.
1. New Spectral Databases for Critical Application Areas:
Bio-Rad claims to offer researchers access to one of the world's largest spectral reference collections containing over 1.3 million spectra of pure organic and commercial compounds. Researchers rely on these collections to determine chemical composition of samples by comparing them to the reference spectra. Bio-Rad released several new spectral databases.
• Sadtler ATR of Basic Polymers - This database contains 503 ATR/FTIR spectra of commercially available compounds and designed for scientists who are involved in polymer chemistry, including research, design, manufacture, quality control, etc.
• Sadtler ATR of Inorganics - This collection includes 269 ATR/FTIR spectra representative of many anions and polyatomic ions common to inorganic materials.
• Sadtler ATR of Organometallics - This collection includes 176 ATR/FTIR spectra compiled specifically for scientists who study or use organometallic compounds.
• Sadtler 13C NMR of Monomers & Polymers Database - This database of 742 spectra can be used by scientists engaged in the study of polymer, monomer, and resin compounds using the 13C NMR method of analysis.
• HaveItAll® UV-Vis — 7,000 spectra have been added to this collection for a current total of 21,000 spectra.
2. KnowItAll Informatics System 8.2 Includes new Tool for Spectral Interpretation:
Bio-Rad's KnowItAll Informatics System is a fully integrated software and database package that provides scientific researchers multiple tools, including database building and management, search, analysis, structure drawing, and reporting all within a single user interface. Bio-Rad offers specialized editions of its KnowItAll system specifically customized for spectroscopy and other areas of research.
The latest KnowItAll release highlights a major addition to the AnalyzeIt™ IR spectral interpretation application. AnalyzeIt IR helps 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 new report templates for 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.
"We continue to expand our spectral reference databases by addressing application areas and analytical techniques of interest to our customers," said Gregory M. Banik, Ph.D., General Manager, Bio-Rad Informatics. "The combination of this ever-growing data collection with increasingly advanced yet easy-to-use software tools brings the analysis of spectral samples to a new level, turning data into solutions."