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.

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Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer

Bring FTIR spectroscopy into your classroom with flexible sample handling, lightweight design and cutting-edge Thermo Scientific OMNIC Paradigm Software. 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

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See how NMR and FTIR can work together in your chemistry classroom.

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

picoSpin Series II NMR Spectrometers

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 you bring the following curriculum topics to your students:

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

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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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The award winning Thermo Scientific Evolution 201 and 220 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. The tablet control option offers fast and familiar throughput for novice or expert users.

Curriculum topics:

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