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Skidmore College
Skidmore Analytical Interdisciplinary Laboratory (SAIL)

Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR)

FTIR Spectrometer

The PerkinElmer Spectrum 100 infrared spectrometer can be used to identify functional groups of molecules in a solid, liquid or gas. The Spotlight 200 microscope accessory allows for analysis of fibers and thin films, as well as and data collection at specific areas on non-homogeneous surfaces.


  • ATR
  • Universal cell holder for gas cells, KBr pellets, etc.
  • Liquid cell with NaCl windows
  • Spotlight 200 microscope with transmittance, reflectance and ATR

Recent applications

  • Functional analysis of chemical products
  • Compositional analysis of algae cell walls
  • Mapping surfaces based on chemical functionality
  • Organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry courses


uATR: Standard Operating Procedure

Slide Holder: Standard Operating Procedure