Use our spectra tool to compare real spectra of compounds. You can zoom, overlay them, and paste them to other documents.

You can interact with spectra, in which you can link the functional group/section of each molecule with the corresponding part of the NMR, UV/Vis, IR or Mass spectra.

TECHNICAL NOTE: SpectraSchool is optimized for the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer (be sure Compatibility View mode is off).

The ‘Java applet’ may not be load on your institution computers, due to security permissions. If so, select the ‘HTML5 Widget’ option. This option has fewer functions, but will run on all modern browsers.

The Royal Society of Chemistry would like to thank the University of Leicester who have helped shape and develop the SpectraSchool website since its launch, providing excellent technical support. Many of the spectra shown here were both recorded and assigned at the University of Leicester.