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From single wavelength to Beer’s Law and quantitative analysis, this classroom has information about NMR, FTIR, and Vis/UV-Vis instruments that maximize your curriculum and help bring your students closer to science. 

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Featured instruments for teaching routine chemistry applications

SPECTRONIC™ 200 Spectrophotometer

picoSpin™ 45 Series II NMR Spectrometer

GENESYS™ 50 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

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SPECTRONIC 200 Spectrophotometer

The Thermo Scientific™ SPECTRONIC™ 200 Visible Spectrophotometer sets the standard for entry-level, rugged, and simple-to-use teaching instruments. It delivers quick, convenient measurements—perfect for novice students in a classroom setting.

The SPECTRONIC 200 spectrophotometer can help you bring the following curriculum topics to your students:

  • Single wavelength
  • Beer’s Law
  • Scanning
  • Kinetics
  • Colorimetric assays
Learn about the SPECTRONIC 200 spectrophotometer's features and benefits.
Find SPECTRONIC 200 accessories to support you and your students.

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Bring the power of NMR to your classroom. The Thermo Scientific™ picoSpin™ Series II NMR Spectrometer is the most affordable benchtop NMR available today. Its capillary injection system requires no cryogens or consumables. Along with the instrument's small size, the modern software interface and high throughput make it ideal for any chemistry class.

The picoSpin spectrometer can help teach these curriculum topics to your students:

  • Quantum spin
  • Percent composition
  • Chemical identification
  • Reaction monitoring

Learn about the picoSpin Spectrometer's features and benefits.
Find picoSpin Spectrometer accessories to support you and your students.
See how NMR and FTIR can work together in your chemistry classroom.

Benchtop NMR Insights from Alex Blom, Ph.D., Alverno College: "We wanted to be able to get students hands-on experience with an instrument of this sort since they are used extensively in graduate schools and industry."

Benchtop NMR Insights from Ms. Suzanne Carpenter, Armstrong Atlantic State University: "The availability of the benchtop NMR means that every institution can now provide hands-on experiences with NMR to their students."

Benchtop NMR Insights from Sarah Dimick Gray, Ph.D., Metropolitan State University: "The ease of use for sophomore-level students has been key for our program; and students really feel connected to the products they are making in lab."

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Get the most out of your picoSpin with these lesson plans. Below are the five most popular lesson plans.

Simple Distillation of Toluene-Cyclohexane Mixture  

Synthesis of Isopentyl Acetate (Banana Oil)  

Extraction of Eugenol from Cloves

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Multiplet Splitting in 1H NMR Spectra  

Microscale Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Ferrocene: Acetyleferrocene

The next generation GENESYS Vis/UV-Vis spectrophotometers were made for the classroom environment – and for today’s students that expect high tech. Offered in a single cell configuration, these instruments are designed with a sloping surface to shed spills and a washable sampling compartment for easy clean up. An intuitive touchscreen interface, local control software (no PC needed) and optional Wi-Fi networking make the GENESYS 50 UV-Vis or GENESYS 40 Vis Spectrophotometer perfect for teaching chemistry.

Learn about the GENESYS 40 Vis and GENESYS 50 UV-Vis  features and benefits.

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The Thermo Scientific™ GENESYS™ 30 Visible Spectrophotometer performs both basic and complex analyses for educational or industrial use. Its intuitive design allows students and teachers to focus on scientific data and concepts rather than on learning how to use the instrument. 

The new GENESYS 30 spectrophotometer can bring these curriculum topics to life in your classroom: 

  • Single wavelength
  • Beer’s Law
  • Kinetics
  • Colorimetry/colorimetric analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
Learn about the GENESYS 30 Visible Spectrophotometer's  features and benefits.
Find GENESYS 30 Visible Spectrophotometer accessories to support you and your students.
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