Optical based Spectroscopy

Electromagnetic Spectrum

UV/VIS Spectroscopy

Shimadzu UV-2550


Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Jobin Yvon Horiba FluoroMax-3



A manual instrument used to measure the optical rotation of a compound.


Infrared Spectroscopy

We currently have two FT-IR's, both of which can be used with either the standard transmission plate or the ATR (Attentuated Total internal Reflection) in the sample compartment.

Thermo Nicolet 6700 FT-IR: A high-resolution instrument that can scan all three ranges of the infrared spectrum, far (50-400 cm-1), mid(400-400 cm-1) and near (4000-10,000 cm-1), and has a diamond ATR. This IR is also purged to eliminate the CO2 peak from air.


Thermo Nexus 470 FT-IR: A general purpose mid-IR instrument which can scan from 400-4000 cm-1 and has ZeSe and Ge ATR's.

Thermo Nexus IR