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Q: Using infrared spectroscopy or other appropriate method, what is the frequency of LSD in Hertz?

A: Neither LSD, nor any molecule, has a specific infrared "frequency". Infrared spectroscopy scans a range of frequencies and displays the spectra as a graph of absorbance or transmittance peaks. These peaks will be characteristic of the molecule, as they are based on specific bond frequencies. However, I do not know where you can find the IR spectrum of LSD (perhaps Aldrich's IR-Spectra books have it). What I can give you, is the UVmax, the peak UV absorbance wavelength, which is 311 nm in ethanol (extinction coefficiant of 257 (1\%/1cm)). Freebase LSD has a melting point of 80-85 degrees Celsius, the D-tartrate salt has a melting point of 198-200 degrees Celsius. All of this information was obtained from the Merck Index.

Asked By : Del
Answered By : psilo
Published Date : 11 / 14 / 1999
Last Edited Date : 11 / 14 / 1999
Question ID : 92

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