FOURIER-TRANSFORM INFRA-RED SPECTROPHOTOMETRY (FT-IR)
A tool used extensively by organic students is infra-red analysis. The Chemistry Department has two FT-IR instruments; a Mattson Galaxy 3000 and a Galaxy 5000. These instruments are used extensively in the sophomore year by students in the organic labs, with one of the instruments actually located directly in the organic lab Galaxy 3000 . The Galaxy 5000 is used both in the undergraduate lab and as a research instrument and is housed in one of the instrument rooms.