Spectroscopy in Advanced and Organic Chemistry

Advanced and organic chemistry lab spectroscopy

In this classroom, you’ll find options for UV-Vis, NMR, and FTIR instruments to bring your students closer to curriculum topics. From chemical reactions to sample and spectrum analysis, these products have everything you need for organic and advanced chemistry topics.

Visit the Spectroscopy in the Classroom Resource Center to find lesson plans, videos, webinars, and application notes that can easily fit into your classroom curriculum. 

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Advanced and organic chemistry lab instruments

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer uses LightDrive Optical Engine technology that comes with a 10-year warranty on the source, interferometer, and laser, so you are have low maintenance costs for a decade to come. This entry-level instrument is the perfect fit for your chemistry teaching lab.

Curriculum topics:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Structural identification
  • Reaction monitoring

Learn more about the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer.

Nicolet Summit FTIR Virtual Lab

The FTIR Virtual Lab contains three learning modules to help teach the fundamentals of FTIR spectroscopy to chemistry students in a remote setting. The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer includes software workflows and online analysis tools that walk students through the collection and processing steps, which can be done anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Lesson modules:

  • Fundamentals of collection parameters
  • Polymer analysis
  • ATR analysis

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Get the most out of your FTIR spectrometer with these lesson plans covering:

  • Theory of FTIR spectroscopy
  • Functional group identification
  • Quantitative analysis using an FTIR spectrometer
  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to illustrate isomer concepts
  • Isolation and identification of essential oils from citrus peels
  • Recycling plastics
  • Rotational-vibrational spectrum of HCl gas

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit LITE incorporates new hardware and software innovation that helps students work faster and smarter. The Nicolet Summit LITE features Thermo Scientific LightDrive Optical Engine technology found in more advanced spectrometers, delivers improved instrument performance and low cost of ownership with 5-year warranty on the interferometer, laser and source.

Curriculum topics:

  • Organic spectroscopy
  • Reaction Monitoring
  • Structural identification
  • Chemical engineering

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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

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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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Thermo Scientific Evolution One/One Plus UV-Vis Spectrophotometers can quickly acquire high-quality data without taking up precious bench space. Whether your students are conducting routine measurements or require research level results, these instruments will empower your analysis and bring productivity to your lab.

Curriculum topics:

  • UV-Vis
  • Beer’s Law
  • Scanning
  • Kinetics, electronic spectroscopy, and inorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Organic spectroscopy

Learn more about the Evolution One/One Plus UV-Vis Spectrophotometer.

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Visually inspire your future scientists

Equip your class with this Spectroscopy Techniques Poster. Encourage your students to explore the electrometric spectrum, instructional diagrams, and spectroscopy techniques.

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Spectroscopy in the classroom resource center

Here you will find classroom resources that will help empower and engage your students.

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Spectroscopy, Elemental & Isotope Analysis Resource Library

Access a targeted collection of application notes, case studies, videos, webinars and white papers covering a range of applications for Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, Near-infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometry, X-Ray Fluorescence, and more.