BioTools ChirallR-2X Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD) Spectrometer

Model: 
ChirallR-2X Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD) Spectrometer
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Vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) can be used to determine the absolute configuration of chiral compounds. It can also be used to monitor the course of stereospecific reactions and to study the reactions and to study the secondary structures of proteins and peptides. It is a spectroscopic technique which detects differences in attenuation of left and right circularly polarized light passing through a sample. It is basically circular dichroism spectroscopy in the infrared and near infrared ranges. Because VCD is sensitive to the mutual orientation of distinct groups in a molecule, it provides three-dimensional structural information. Thus, it is a powerful technique as VCD spectra of enantiomers can be simulated using ab initio calculations, thereby allowing the identification of absolute configurations of small molecules in solution from VCD spectra.

Condition: 
New
Category: 
Spectrometers
Disciplines: 
Biochemistry, Chemistry
Life Expectancy: 
8years
Location
Department: 
Chemistry
Building: 
Room 48, Chemistry Building
University of Kwazulu-Natal
University Road
Wesville
4000

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof FR van Heerden
Phone: +27 33-260-5886
Email: vanheerdenf@ukzn.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R50
External: 
R100
Private Sector: 
R200
Time Spent Researching: 
75
Time Spent Teaching: 
5
Time Spent Other: 
20

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: FR
Last Name: van Heerden
Phone: +27 33-260-5886
Email: vanheerdenf@ukzn.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R1,194,000
Year of Acquisition: 
2012