Biochemistry Equipment Cluster Biochemistry equipment cluster includes an ultracentrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, various microcentrifuges, protein and nucleic acid gel electrophoresis equipment, thermal cycler, speed vac concentrator, -80ºC freezer, autoclave, luminometer, shaker/incubator and UV crosslinker.
Digital InGaAs IR Camera The Goodrich Digital InGaAs IR camera allows photographs to be taken between 900 nm - 1700 nm. This capability allows underdrawings in paintings to be imaged along with pentimenti. It is used in research in the Departments of Chemistry, and Archeology, as well as in the study of materials from the University Collections of Art and History. It has also been used in collaboration with several museums.
Gas Chromatograph The Hewlett Packard 6890 Gas Chromatograph (GC) is equipped with a chiral column to aid in the separation of enantiomers.
Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer The Varian Saturn Ion Trap Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) allows the separation of volatile mixtures of compounds by gas chromatography and analysis of each component by mass spectrometry.
The Glove Box The Chemistry Department operates and maintains two state of the art Vacuum Atmospheres Nexus One inert atmosphere glove boxes.
Infrared Spectrometer The Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectrometer with the Diamond Attenuated Total Reflectance sampling accessory (FT-IR) uses infrared light to determine the functional groups in organic molecules.
Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer The Agilent Liquid Chromatograph Accurate Mass Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS TOF) separates mixtures of molecules using high performance liquid chromatography and accurately determines the mass of each one using the mass spectrometer. The mass of relatively large organic molecules, small biomolecules, and proteins can be accurately determined by this instrument. This instrument was purchased using a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer The JEOL Eclipse+ 400 MHz multinuclear NMR is used to determine the structures of organic and organometallic molecules. This instrument was purchased using a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Phosphorimager The Bio-Rad Personal Molecular Imager system is a high-resolution laser scanning system for radioisotopic imaging. This system accommodates both large (35 x 43 cm) and small (20 x 25 cm) storage phosphor screens for the imaging and quantitation of 32P, 33P, 35S, 14C, and 3H. Analysis is done using the Quantity One 1-D software package.
Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer The Bruker Tracer III SD pXRF Spectrometer allows the determination of element composition of materials Aluminum and heavier on the periodic table. It is used by students in the CHEM110 lab and in research in the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, and Archeology, as well as in the study of materials from the University Collections of Art and History. It has also been used in collaboration with several museums.
Hewlett Packard UV-Visible Spectrophotometer The Hewlett Packard Company donated the UV-Visible Spectrophotometer to Washington and Lee University. This instrument measures the wavelength and intensity of near UV and visible light absorbed by a sample.