Biochemistry Equipment Cluster

The biochemistry equipment cluster includes an ultracentrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, various microcentrifuges, protein and nucleic acid gel electrophoresis equipment, thermal cycler, speed vac concentrator, -80ÂșC 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.

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. Each glove box has moisture and oxygen sensors, variable speed dry train blowers, automatic computer controlled valve switching, low temperature freezer, cold well, atmosphere cooling unit, antechamber and mini antechamber, vacuum port, and automatic regeneration control.

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 Bio-Rad Personal Molecular Imager system is a high-resolution laser scanning system for radioisotopic imaging.

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.