There is nothing original about these pages - they could not have been compiled without
the efforts of many educational institutions around the world and the generosity of the
National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research in making them available. Since IR
and mass spectra are in the current London syllabus and NMR will be in the new one, here
is a set of spectra for you to use as reference, together with the link for access to
This is NOT an Edexcel-inspired list, nor is it a syllabus list from
which compounds might be used for questions. It's just a collection of spectra that I have
chosen more or less arbitrarily.
- The spectra are wider than the standard screen, but they do not re-size very well. To
print them use the 'resize to fit paper' option in the printer window. Alternatively they
can be printed landscape.
- Most of the NMR spectra are 90MHz, the IR liquid film unless otherwise stated.
- For additional information go to the Sources indicated in the list below.
- National Institute of
Materials and Chemical Research, Japan; linked from each page as SDBS.
There are thousands more spectra there. They are free, but visitors are asked not to
download more than 50 spectra per day without contacting the site's owners.
- Compounds can be searched using name (which need not be systematic), molecular formula,
or molecular mass.