Anita Cruze
Executive Secretary

P:  (540) 464-7244
F:  (540) 464-7261
E:  CruzeAF@vmi.edu

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Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450

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The chemistry department maintains a wide array of modern chemical instrumentation to support both the laboratory courses and undergraduate research. The following is a partial listing of the major instruments.

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 

  • Varian EML360 upgraded with a Anasazi ETF-60 Pulse NMR Console
  • Varian Mercury+ 400MHz NMR Spectrometer

UV-Visible Spectroscopy 

  • Shimadzu UV-Vis-NIR UV-3100 Spectrometer
  • Varian Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer
  • Thermo LabSystems Multiscan UV-Visible Spectrometer with plate reader

Fluorescence Spectroscopy 

  • Perkin-Elmer LS-5 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Varian Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Turner Fluorometer
  • Thermo LabSystems Fluoroscan Ascent Fluoremeter with incubator

Infra-red Spectroscopy 

  • 2 Perkin-Elmer FT-1600 Infrared Spectrometers
  • Shimadzu 8400 FT-IR Spectrometer

ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY

  • GBC Avanta Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

MASS SPECTROMETRY

  • Shimadzu QP-5000 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer

CHROMATOGRAPHY

Gas Chromatography 

  • 3 Shimadzu GC-8 Gas Chromatographs with dual columns and TCD detectors
  • Helwett-Packard 5890A Capillary Column GC with FID detector
  • Gow-Mac Series 580 GC with dual columns and TCD detector

Liquid Chromatography 

  • Waters Breeze HPLC system with both UV and RI detectors

ELECTROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS

  • Pine WaveDriver 20 Bipotentiostat bundle with Rotating Ring Disk Electrode, WaveDriver 20 Bipotentiostat/Glavanostat system
  • BASi Epsilon Electrochemical Workstation

OPTICAL MICROSCOPY

  • Nikon Eclipse 50i POL Polarizing Microscope
  • Nikon C-DS Diascope Zoom Stereo Photo Microscope

THERMOANALYSIS

  • Q20 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter

SYNTHESIS EQUIPMENT

  • CEM MARS6-TA Microwave
  • BioRad BioLogic DuaFlow 10 System with BioFrac Fraction Collector
  • Teledyne CombiFlash Rf-200 UV-Vis Automated Flash Chromatography System 200-780nm UV-Vis Variable Wavelength Detector
  • Thermo Scientific Sorvall Legend XTR refrigerated centrifuge with TX-750 rotor