The various instrumental factors which affect both peak and integrated Raman band intensities in liquids are discussed. These factors include the refractive index, color, and temperature of the sample; slit function and spectral sensitivity of the spectrophotometer; and the convergence and line width of the exciting radiation. Procedures for applying corrections for these factors relative to the 459 cm<sup>-1</sup>. band of carbon tetrachloride are presented. These considerations will allow good relative band areas to be obtained and will facilitate the interchangability of peak intensity data between different laboratories.
D. G. REA, "Study of the Experimental Factors Affecting Raman Band Intensities in Liquids," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49, 90-100 (1959)