NIR Spectral Libraries

The near infrared spectral library „IS NIR Spectra“ (Intergrating Sphere) is a unique collection with over 6.000 NIR spectra of chemical compounds. It is the biggest and newest NIR library available on the market.

This spectral library has been designed for users who use their NIR spectrometer not only for quantitative and chemometric analysis, but also want to identify unknown samples or just want to use the library as reference spectra database.


ST-Japan NIR Libraries

NIR Database – Complete Collection L70181

This collection includes all 6.049NIR spectra measured within this project. This includes organic and inorganic chemicals, pharmaceutical excipients, drugs, polymers, additives, coatings, dyes, pigments, toxic substances, hazardous substances such as explosives, agrochemicals and other types of materials.

This collection should be chosen by customers with broad range of analytical applications.

NIR – Starter Database L70182

1.043 NIR spectra of a selection of common organic and inorganic chemicals, common pharmaceutical related substances and common polymers. It has been designed for beginners in the field of NIR spectroscopy.

NIR – Pharma Database L70183

This NIR sublibrary with 1.340 spectra has been designed for QC or R&D laboratories of the pharmaceutical industry, for laboratories studying drugs and forensic laboratories. It includes NIR spectra of pharmaceutical excipients, drugs or active substances and other supporting chemicals used in pharma industry.

NIR – Polymer Database L70184

1.740 NIR spectra for the polymer industry and research, recycling industry, packing material industry, coatings industry and other laboratories who use their NIR spectrometer for studying of polymers, polymer additives and other polymer related materials.

NIR – Hazardous Database L70185

1.718 NIR spectra of selected hazardous and toxic substances. It also includes spectra of agrochemicals and explosives. It can be used in forensic and environmental laboratories and anywhere where NIR is used as „first responder“.

NIR – Dyes & Pigments Database L70186

1.005 NIR spectra of dyes, pigments and related compounds.


The library spectra were collected using a FT-NIR Spectrometer equipped with an Integrating Sphere Accessory.

Spectral range in wavenumbers units: 4200-10000 cm-1

Spectral range in wavelength units: 2.4 – 1 micrometers

Standard resolution: 4cm-1in the spectral range

Customized resolution: Upon special request the spectra can be delivered in customized resolution for better correspondence with the spectra you have measured on your NIR instrument.


Typical information about the sample contains compound name including synonyms, CAS number, chemical formula, molecular weight and additional information about the sample such as manufacturer and comments.

Only one compound/spectrum covering the spectral range.


Content: To help you determine which database fits best your needs, we provide for each database a pdf-file listing all substances/spectra in the respective database.

Protection: To protect the spectral data from unauthorized & illegal usage and replication the databases are protected with an USB-Dongle.

System Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Service: To meet a wide range of application needs we constantly add new specialty databases. In case you do not find a database which fits your needs, please get in touch with us, to get the most recent update of all available spectra databases!


We provide also customized spectra databases according to your individual requirements. Based on your list of substances (xls-sheet) we compile a specialized database for your research requirements.

* Due to unique differences in the instrument manufacturers’ software the total number of spectra, display of additional information and spectral range may differ in some databases from the given information.

** Perkin Elmer format: Spectral range 1500 – 200 cm-1

All database products are provided on a CD with data protection based on USB Dongle.

Important: Each order must designate search format and software version!