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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

Easy to use, powerful, compact and robust – Spectrum Two is the FT-IR spectrometer of choice for everyone, everywhere. With fully integrated, robust universal sampling for trouble-free measurements and portability options, Spectrum Two is ideal for use in both laboratory and remote testing environments. Ideally suited to everyday analysis, you can confidently perform fast, accurate IR analysis and assure the quality of your materials across a wide range of applications.

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IR for Everyone, Everywhere

Spectrum Two breaks ground in operational simplicity, combining superb performance with low maintenance design. True laboratory performance IR for everyday analysis is possible for everyone, everywhere.

The Spectrum Two is suitable for a wide range of applications and can be configured to your needs regarding the level of performance desired to meet the demands of your daily IR analyses. See the configurations table below for all available instrument options.

Spectrum Two FT-IR spectrometers feature:

  • Standard, high-performance, room-temperature LiTaO3 (lithium tantalate) MIR detector with a SNR of 9,300:1
  • Optional temperature-stabilized, high-performance DTGS (deuterated triglycine sulfate) MIR detector with a SNR of 14,500:1. Ideal for low-light, high throughput applications
  • Standard optical system with KBr windows for data collection over a spectral range of 8,300 – 350 cm-1 at a best resolution of 0.5 cm-1
  • Optional ZnSe windows, for use in exceptionally humid environments for data collection over a spectral range of 6,000-550 cm-1
  • Standard AVC with optional APV/AVI configuration

Additional features that allow for consistent performance of this system include:

  • Dynascan interferometer – Fixed mirror-pair interferometer design does not require dynamic alignment to compensate for errors.
  • OpticsGuard technology – Unique humidity shield design protects Spectrum Two from environmental effects, allowing it to be used in more challenging conditions. Our long-life desiccant ensures maximum instrument uptime, regardless of where your analysis takes place.
  • Atmospheric Vapor Compensation (AVC) – Features an advanced digital filtering algorithm designed to compensate for CO2 and H2O absorptions in real time removing the need for instrument purging.
  • Automatic Performance Verification (APV) – Optional feature comprising an integrated, fully automatic filter wheel containing traceable reference materials and software allowing for abscissa, ordinate, noise, ASTM, and USP tests to be performed.
  • Absolute Virtual Instrument (AVI) – Optional AVI standardization using gas phase methane spectra ensures instruments are accurately calibrated. Unique standardization allows data to be transferred precisely between instruments, side-by-side or in remote locations.
  • Sigma-Delta Conversion – The use of Sigma-Delta converters in the digitization of the FT-IR interferogram improves the dynamic range, reduces spectral artifacts, and increases ordinate linearity to provide accurate, reproducible results.

For Every Application

PerkinElmer recognizes that every application is different. The result is a complete solution to provide the fastest assurance of the quality of your materials, regardless of the application. Some of the industry applications that the Spectrum Two is designed to accommodate include:

  • Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals
  • In-service lubricants and fuels
  • Environmental
  • Polymers
  • Academia

For these specific applications, we offer various analysis systems and application pack add-ons. Spectrum Two is designed to function with a variety of “plug-and-go” sampling accessories to enhance the versatility of the instrument. We offer a range of UATR, HATR, Diffuse Reflectance, and Specular Reflectance accessories for use with the Spectrum Two system.

Results Matter

The Spectrum 10 software supplied with your instrument enables you to control the instrument and to manipulate the spectra that you collect. The spectrometers can operate in ratio, single-beam, or interferogram mode.

From material and contaminant identification to quantitative analysis, the comprehensive Spectrum 10 software suite allows you to focus on what matters most – results. Designed for busy industrial or academic laboratories, this comprehensive FT-IR software package facilitates data collection, processing, and results generation. The software enables users without scientific training to generate infrared spectra from a sample and validate them against reference spectra in minutes, or even seconds. For regulated industries that demand secure IR quality testing, Spectrum 10 ES software is available. Spectrum 10 ES includes the comprehensive features of Spectrum 10 and encompasses user access control, audit trailing, data security, and data integrity to ensure secure analyses to meet the technical demands of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

IR Ready to Go

The compact and robust design of the Spectrum Two means that the instrument can be easily transferred between environments. The simple user-installation and fast warm-up time means that the instrument can be set up quickly. The wide range of sampling accessories available can help your analysis move out of the laboratory. With optional features such as wireless connectivity to enable portable PC control, or the Portability Pack featuring a carrying case, battery pack, and 12V car auxiliary port adaptor, the Spectrum Two is ready to go where you go.

Specifications

21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
Depth 30.0 cm
Detector Type LiTaO3
Height 21.0 cm
Operating Range 5 - 45 °C
Portable Yes
Product Brand Name Spectrum Two
Warranty 1 year
Wave Length 8
Wave Length Range 8,300 – 350 cm-1
Weight 13.0 kg
Width 45.0 cm

Configurations

Detector Type Windows APV/AVI? Software Part Number
LiTaO3 KBr No Spectrum 10 L160000A
LiTaO3 KBr No Spectrum 10 ES L160000I
LiTaO3 KBr Yes Spectrum 10 L160000B
LiTaO3 KBr Yes Spectrum 10 ES L160000J
LiTaO3 ZnSe No Spectrum 10 L160000C
LiTaO3 ZnSe No Spectrum 10 ES L160000K
LiTaO3 ZnSe Yes Spectrum 10 L160000D
LiTaO3 ZnSe Yes Spectrum 10 ES L160000L
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Application Note

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Advantages of Adulterant Screen for Detection of Olive Oil Adulteration by Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) FT-IR

Application Note, Adulterant Screen, Detection Olive Oil, Attenuated Total Reflectance, ATR, FT-IR, Infrared, Spectrum 2, Spectrum Two, SIMCA, PCA, PLS, Spectrum Touch

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Analysis of Bioethanol Impurities with the Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

The intensifying global emphasis on developing sustainable fuel supplies has led to increasing use of fuels derived from biological sources. In this note we show that the Spectrum Two™ FT-IR spectrometer (Figure 1) can be used to develop a quantitative method with sufficient sensitivity to meet the required detection limits for methanol, water, C3–C5 alcohols and gasoline denaturant, while requiring less than two minutes of analysis time per sample.

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Biodiesel Concentration Measurements Using Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR)

Biodiesel fuels are often blended compositions of diesel fuel and esterified soybean oils, rapeseed oils, or other potential vegetable oils as well as fats. The physical and combustion properties of these biofuels have allowed them to achieve similar performance to diesel fuel. However, there are several characteristics that are of concern. These differences, especially the cetane reduction, require that adequate control of the biofuel concentration be implemented.

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Characterization of Textile Fibers Using the PerkinElmer Spectrum 100 with Universal ATR Polarization Accessory

The ability to accurately characterize textile fibres is important in many fields, including textile conservation, forensic analysis and industrial production. Conventional methods such as microscopy and spectroscopy can be used to investigate the morphology and chemistry of a sample, but reveal little about its miscrostructure.

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Detection of Adulteration of Glycerol with Diethylene Glycol by Infrared Spectroscopy

Application Note, Glycerol, diethylene glycol, DEG, Infrared Spectroscopy, Compare, Adulterant Screen, Spectrum 10, Spectrum 10 ES, Near Infrared Spectroscopy, IR, NIR, spectra of standards, pharmacopoeia standards, Spectrum Two, UATR, Diamond ATR

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Determination of Benzene in Gasoline by ASTM D6277 with Spectrum Two

IR spectroscopy is an ideal method for quantifying benzene at the concentration levels required, and there are several standard methods for this measurement, all of which utilize the distinctive C–H out-of-plane deformation band at around 673 cm-1. While this band is characteristic of benzene, toluene and xylenes have some weak absorption at this frequency that can interfere with the results if high concentrations are present.

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Determination of Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples with Spectrum Two FT-IR

This note examines the Determination of Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples with Spectrum Two FT-IR.

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Determination of Oil Content in Membranes Used in Compressed Air Sampling by Infrared Spectroscopy

This note describes the test method for the quantitative analysis of aerosol oil and liquid oil typically present in the air discharged from compressors and compressed air systems. The method is rapid, sensitive and cost effective and shows the FT-IR can be an effective tool for the monitoring of oil content. The methodology followed for the analysis by FT-IR is reported in Bureau of Indian Standard and we have also tested for its ruggedness, spike recovery, linearity and detection limits.

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Determination of Oil and Grease in Water with a Mid-Infrared Spectrometer

The concentration of dispersed oil and grease is an important parameter for water quality and safety. Oil and grease in water can cause surface films and shoreline deposits leading to environmental degradation, and can induce human health risks when discharge.

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Determining the Source Oil of Biodiesel with Infrared Spectroscopy

Infrared spectroscopy is particularly suitable for the identification of materials, even when the differences between the materials are subtle variations in complex mixtures. In this note we demonstrate that biodiesel from several common feedstocks can be distinguished on the basis of absorption bands arising from double bonds in the fatty acid chains.

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Diamond ATR and Calibration Transfer for Biodiesel-Blend Analysis by ASTM D7371

Biodiesel is seldom used neat (B100), typically being blended with fossil diesel at ratios from 5% v/v (B5) to 30% v/v (B30). Verifying the FAME content of diesel-fuel blends is an important aspect of quality control and auditing of blending and distribution operations. Because FAME has a strong infrared absorption at 1745 cm-1 due to the ester carbonyl group, infrared spectroscopy is an excellent technique for this analysis, and there are EN and ASTM® standard test methods describing the procedure

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Glycerol Adulteration with Diethylene Glycol

Glycerol (or glycerin) is a colorless, odorless liquid that is generally safe for human exposure and consumption. It has many uses in the food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries due to its range of versatile properties allowing it to act as a sweetener, lubricant and humectant. Unscrupulous suppliers may adulterate glycerol to increase their profits. Diethylene glycol (DEG), the most common adulterant, has a number of properties similar to glycerol and is roughly three times cheaper. However, ingestion of DEG is toxic and thousands of reported cases of DEG poisoning have resulted in illness and fatalities worldwide.

The current FDA safety limit for DEG in glycerol is 0.1 % by weight. This study shows that using mid-infrared spectroscopy can detect DEG at that level.

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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.

In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for polymers, plastics, rubbers and advanced materials. Discover how to put these applications to work for you simply and efficiently.

PDF 52 MB
The Advantages of Mid-IR Spectroscopy for Polymer Recycling

Application Note, IR Spectroscopy, Polymer Recycling, Plastic Indentification Code, PIC, packaging materials, Spectrum Two, Diamond ATR, Mid-Infrared, Attenuated Total Reflectance, PET, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP, PS, Frontier, molecular spectroscopic

PDF 2 MB

Article

A Comparison of Standard Test Methods for Determining FAME in Diesel by Infrared Spectroscopy

As the importance of sustainable energy production increases, so too does the global commitment to using fuels from renewable biological sources. Biodiesel is one such renewable fuel. Consisting of fatty acids of methyl esters (FAME), it is produced from plant crops by transesterification – a reaction in which natural triglycerides are cleaved and reacted with methanol, producing glycerol and FAME. Rapeseed, soy, sunflower, palm and jatropha are just part of the range of feedstocks used globally in the production of biodiesel.

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Harnessing the Power of FT-IR to Guarantee Water Safety

This note explores more environmentally-friendly approaches to the use of IR spectroscopy for detecting and quantifying hydrocarbon contamination.

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Identification and Quantification of Microplastics in Wastewater Using Focal Plane Array-Based Reflectance Micro-FT-IR Imaging Article

This article describes methods for identifying and quantifying microplastics within organic-rich wastewater samples.

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Water Pollution by Microscopic Plastic Particles Article

This article explains microscopic particle pollution in water with the effect also on food chain and decribes IR spectrometry analysis technique used to determine and quantify all kinds of plastic in the water.

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Brochure

PerkinElmer Frontier FT-IR, NIR and FIR Spectroscopy Brochure

Choose the PerkinElmer Frontier™ range of near-, mid- and far-IR Fourier Transform spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. And with automated range switching, mid- near- or far-IR techniques are available at your fingertips. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral performance to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable, consistent and trouble-free operation through years of service.

PDF 12 MB
PerkinElmer Frontier and Spectrum Two FT-IR, NIR and FIR Spectroscopy Brochure

Frontier™ is PerkinElmer’s most powerful, adaptable IR solution yet, specially developed to offer superior performance in demanding applications.

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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectroscopy Brochure

This brochure describes easy to use, powerful, compact and robust – Spectrum Two™ IR spectrometer suited to a wide range of applications.

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Spotlight 150i 200i FT-IR Microscope Systems Brochure

This brochure describes the Spotlight 150i and Spotligh 200i FT-IR Microscope System technology.

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Spotlight™ 400 FT-IR and 400N FT-NIR Imaging Systems Brochure

It’s not every day that a masterpiece is created. But how else does one describe a laboratory instrument that will dramatically improve the understanding of materials across an unprecedented range of industries. With the Spotlight™ 400, IR imaging just became faster, more efficient and more flexible than ever before. It is quite simply the most productive laboratory FT-IR imaging system in the world.

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Field Application Report

Analyzing Recycled Polyethylene Resin for Polypropylene Contamination Using FTIR

FAR, Field Application Report, Recycled Polyethylene Resin, Polypropylene Contamination, High-density polyethylene, HDPE, PP, PE, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, FT-IR, Spectrum Two, ATR, Spectrum Quant

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Guide

Material Characterization Instrument Guide

Guide describing all UV/Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, thermal analysis, hyphenation technique solutions for material characterization.

PDF 7 MB

Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics Poster

The Polymer Market consists of a huge diversity of manufacturers of industrial products running many different processes yet still facing similar challenges. There is more and more pressure to achieve high product quality and reduce costs in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Microplastics and their Alternatives for Intentional Use in Products Environmental Agency Austria Poster

This poster describes analytical application example of FT-IR microspectroscopy for microplastic analysis which are used as exfoliating microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products

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The Application of Infrared Microscopy for the Analysis of Microplastics in Water-Borne Environmental Samples Poster

This poster describes the detection and identification of plastics in the micron range in the context of oceans, surface waters, and other environmental compartments with the technique of FTIR combined with the features of microscopy and imaging.

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Product Information Bulletin

Product Note

Polymer Recycling Pack

Product Note, Thermal Analysis, Polymenr Recycling Pack, Polyethylene Terephthalate, PET, polyethylene, PE, Polycarbonate, PC, Polystyrene, PS, Spectrum Two, Fourier Transform Infrared, FT-IR, Universal Attenuated Total Relectance, UATR, High Density Polyethylene, HDPE, Low Density Polyethylene LDPE, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, DSC, Thermogravimetric Analysis, TGA, Thermal Analysis

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Spectrum Quant Quantitative Analysis Software

Unleash the potential of your PerkinElmer FT-IR and NIR spectrometers with Spectrum® Quant software. Designed for novice and advanced spectroscopists who need to integrate accurate quantitative analysis into their IR or NIR analysis.

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Spectrum Touch Software Product Note

Using spectrum touch software and predefined operating procedures in IR and NIR analyses can help fulfill regulatory compliance requirements, decrease error rate and enable better communication of effective analysis with stakeholders

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TIBCO Spotfire Software for IR Instrumentation Product Note

Product note dscribes TIBCO Spotfire for IR Instrumentation software product from PerkinElmer that creates powerful visualizations to ensure the quality and consistency of your results-every time.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Technical Note

Applications and Design of a Micro-ATR Objective

Attenuated total reflectance (ATR) techniques are well established in FT-IR spectroscopy for the direct measurement of solid and liquid samples without sample preparation. The technique requires good contact between the sample and a crystal made from a material which transmits IR radiation and has a high refractive index.

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Atmospheric Vapor Compensation on Spectrum Two and Frontier FT-IR Spectrometers

The Atmospheric Vapor Compensation (AVC) function on the Spectrum™ Two and Frontier Series addresses the difficult task of reducing the effects of unwanted atmospheric absorptions in sample spectra.

PDF 290 KB
Obtaining Optimum Reproducibility for FT-IR Measurements in ZnSe Liquid Transmission Cells

Zinc selenide is a very useful material for infrared sampling optics, since it is transparent over most of the mid-infrared range, fairly hard and durable and resistant to water and most chemicals. Consequently it is widely used for attenuated total reflectance (ATR) and liquid transmission cells.

PDF 235 KB

Video

White Paper

Data Integrity – Spectrum 10 Enhanced Security (ES) Software for Infrared Spectroscopy

The FDA defines data integrity as “completeness, consistency, and accuracy of data. Complete, consistent, and accurate data should be attributable, legible, contemporaneously recorded, original or a true copy, and accurate (ALCOA)”. ALCOA itself has evolved to ALCOA Plus, which incorporates two of the fundamental definition terms as stated by the FDA; complete, consistent, enduring, and available. Compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 is mandatory for pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers to sell products into the United States, and also applies to other related industries.

PerkinElmer’s Spectrum™ 10 Enhanced Security (ES) software platform for infrared spectroscopy provides structural requirements and features to assist with the needs for ensuring data integrity and compliance. It affords the system owner the ability to comply with regulations and incorporate features into the validation plan to exhibit compliance. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate how Spectrum 10 ES meets the technical requirements for 21 CFR Part 11.

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Growing Concerns Over Microplastics in Water White Paper

This white paper explains the problem of microplastics in water and what are the best instruments to trace, identify, and classify microbeads in products, food, and the environment.

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