Raman spectroscopy of a coal liquid shows that fluorescence interference is minimized with ultraviolet excitation.

@article{Asher1984RamanSO,
  title={Raman spectroscopy of a coal liquid shows that fluorescence interference is minimized with ultraviolet excitation.},
  author={Sanford A. Asher and C. R. Johnson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1984},
  volume={225 4659},
  pages={
          311-3
        }
}
The first ultraviolet resonance Raman measurements of a coal liquid are reported. The spectra detail the presence of numerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with ring systems similar to those of naphthalene, fluorene, phenanthrene, pyrene, and triphenylene . The ultraviolet resonance Raman measurements of this highly complex sample show no significant interference from fluorescence. The lack of fluorescence interference and the high selectivity indicate that ultraviolet resonance Raman… 

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