|The Toronto Forensics Library contains 3,549 FT-IR
spectra of legal and illegal drugs, drug precursors and reagents used to prepare them, as
well as other substances typically encountered in forensic analysis.
The spectra were measured at the Forensic Laboratories of the
Canadian Department of Health and Welfare in Toronto and are distributed by Thermo
(License from Canadian Patent and Development Limited).
Most of the spectra were originally acquired at 4 cm-1
Similar compounds are grouped together. The four major
divisions of substances are:
||organic (over 3,000 spectra)
||inorganic (over 180 spectra)
||natural and commercial products (over 120
Compounds within the organic substances division
are arranged by major functional groups present, but some types of compounds (for example,
steroids, alkaloids and heterocyclics) are in separate groups. The organization of
compounds within these groups is by skeleton and functionality.