Chemical EducationChemistryInorganic ChemistrySpectroscopy
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Professor Andrew Cole is distinguished for his contribution to spectroscopy and its application to molecular structure determination. His earlier work pioneered the application of infra red spectrscopy to the structure determination of natural products such as steriods and triterpenoids. He was the first to adapt the reflecting microscope to measuring infra red spectra. His recent work has involved the design and construction of high resolution spectrometers for the visible and the near and far infra red regions and the study of simple fundamental molecules such as methane, ethane, glyoxal, butadiene, acrolein, acetylene, nitric oxide and cyanogen fluoride leading to highly precise measurements of geometrical parameters.