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derivative spectroscopy

The first (second, ...) derivative absorption spectrum of a molecule is defined as the first (second, ...) derivative, d A ν ˜ d ν ˜[d 2 A ν ˜ d ν ˜ 2, ... ] of the absorbanceA as a function of wavenumber, ν ˜. Wavelengths may be used in place of wavenumbers but the shape of the derivative spectra will be slightly different. When derivative spectra are obtained at low temperature, they are called first (second, ...) derivative low temperature absorption spectra (specifying the solvent, temperature and solute concentration).
PAC, 1988, 60, 1449 (Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis - VII. Molecular absorption spectroscopy, ultraviolet and visible (UV/VIS) (Recommendations 1988)) on page 1455
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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