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Following on from my recent post about “Why are structures like YouTube Videos ? “I am now asking the same question about spectra.
The answer is simple. When people have deposited data as OPEN DATA on ChemSpider we are now providing the ability to embed the spectral data and display at other sites. This is different in that we are not just showing images but real live spectra in the JSpecView Java Applet so Java must be installed. Thanks to Cameron Neylon for asking the question about whether we could provide the service. Glad to help…
If all is well you should see an IR spectrum associated with the ChemSpider record here. In order to EMBED spectra simply Login to ChemSpider, find an Open Data spectrum of interest (you could browse http://www.chemspider.com/spectra.aspx) and then click on EMBED (left hand corner below the spectral image. Do a left click to see additional features of JSpecView. We DO have some minor work to do with spectral plot reversal and improving the zoom display but we’re getting there. Enjoy.Stumble it!