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Links to spectral & fluorescence data (open access)

Fluorescence data and optical spectral data in general is only scarcely available online. Therefore useful links will be added here with time.

See also the collection of spectral databases in the native Spectragryph format, ready-to-use with the Spectragryph database search function!

Properties of fluorescent compounds
McNamara_Boswell_2009.xlsx Data file collection with 2500+ spectra of dyes, filters and lamps, assembled by George McNamara and Carl Boswell. The file is in Office 2007 XML file format. Caution:file size is 20MB!
Fluorescence lifetime database fluorescence lifetime data with solvent and literature for some fluorescent dyes
fluorophores.org online-database on fluorescent dyes, properties and applications (another link)
PhotochemCAD Spectra absorption, fluorescence & quantum yield data with literature on 125 fluorescent dyes. PhotochemCAD software is also available.
Lamdachrome-laser-dyes.pdf Book with absorption and fluorescence data on common laser dyes, with chapter on solvent properties (size: 2.8MB)
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons japanese database with absorption data of PAHs
Molecular Probes Handbook The most complete fluorescent labeling and detection reference available (they say...)
Chemistry Webbook from NIST UV/VIS spectra in JCAMP-DX format for many chemical substances
MPI-Mainz-UV-VIS Spectral Atlas A database of atmospherically relevant species (gaseous molecules), data as ASCII table
chem01.usca.sc.edu absorbance data from a number of dyes and indicators measured 1996-2000 on a PE Lambda 6

Raman properties of compounds
The RRUFF project Integrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals
Raman DB Mineral Raman DataBase (rename txt files as *.fak)
RDRS Romanian Database of Raman Spectroscopy (Pigments & Minerals)
Mineral Raman Database Links Link collection to Mineral Raman Databases
Specarb Raman Spectra of Carbohydrates
Raman Spectroscopic Library Raman Spectroscopic Library of Natural and Synthetic Pigments

NIR, FTIR data
USGS United States Geological Survey: NIR-MIR-FIR reflectance of natural & artificial materials, including large minerals section
vidrine.com Warren Vidrine - NIR Polymer Library of 18 extrudable polymers
archaeometrielabor.com 200kB zip file with FTIR spectra of 35 glues, gums and resins used by painters: beeswax, mastix, mowiol, shellac, copal, colophonium, casein, dammar gum, animal glue, egg white, ...
unco.edu Protein Infrared Database, established (1995) by Aichun Dong, John F. Carpenter, and Winslow S. Caughey
dwb.unl.edu David Sullivan FT-IR Library (of solvents)
Chemistry Webbook from NIST FTIR spectra in JCAMP-DX format for many chemical substances
pslc.uwsp.edu PSLC Spectral Database from Polymer Science Learning Center
IRUG database arts/ conservation database of minerals, pigments, resins, oils, waxes from Infrared+Raman user group
Kimmel Center IR library 350+ FTIR spectra from archeological materials (Omnic *.spa format)
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