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Dataset Papers in Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 329406, 6 pages
Dataset Paper

Infrared Absorption Spectra of Monohydric Alcohols

1Physics Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 4 Glushkova Avenue, Kyiv 01601, Ukraine
2Physics Department, Vilnius University, 9-3 Sauletekio Avenue, 01513 Vilnius, Lithuania

Received 20 April 2012; Accepted 17 May 2012

Academic Editors: C. Bock, P. Fuentealba, M. Koyama, and R. Spezia

Copyright © 2013 Irina Doroshenko et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


FTIR spectra of homologous series of monohydric alcohols which belong to the class of partly ordered liquids were registered. The molecules of monohydric alcohols containing hydroxyl group are able to form hydrogen-bonded clusters in the condensed phase. The existence of clusters is clearly observed from the position and the contour of the stretch OH band in the vibrational spectra of liquid alcohols. In this work, the experimentally registered FTIR spectra of liquid n-alcohols from methanol to decanol are presented as well as the same spectra of methanol, ethanol, propanol, butanol, pentanol, and hexanol in gas phase.