Spectroscopy has become a powerful tool leading to a broad range of applications, as can be seen in the map below. From the lesser known FT-IR analysis of lipid structures in skin (of interest when applying medicines to the skin as well as in studying the effects of skin aging) to the widely used 

measurement of additives and the octane number (RON, MON) in fuels. Using spectroscopic techniques has many advantages. The technique is non-destructive; almost any sample can be studied in virtually any state. The techniques are applicable off-line, in-line, at-line or on-line. Identification als well as quantification is possible. Check the map with applications, it will be regularly updated and expanded.