Probably almost every user of ultraviolet absorption spectra has at some time felt frustrated by the difficulty of comparing his spectra with those in the literature. Not only are the spectra, with relatively few exceptions, scattered widely through the literature, but they are presented
in such a variety of forms that re-plotting is often necessary for a careful comparison. Friedel and Orchin have taken a considerable step toward the improvement of this situation by publishing a book which should be available to every serious worker in ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy.
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