Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:49:48 -0600
Reply-To: "Gore, Barbara" <BGore**At_Symbol_Here**WAUBONSEE.EDU>
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From: "Gore, Barbara" <BGore**At_Symbol_Here**WAUBONSEE.EDU>
Subject: New GC and FTIR for a Community College

Hi, I'm an instructor at a Community College, just freshman and sophomore college chemistry classes, including introduction to organic chemistry, introduction to general chemistry, freshman general chemistry and the sophomore full year organic chemistry. We are moving into a new building soon, and the administration wants us to list all the new equipment that we will need, and they are essentially asking us to list everything that we want. The underlying message is that this should last us for several years. We are currently using a Perkin-Elmer Paragon 500 FTIR, a Carle 8700 Basic Gas Chromatograph, and a Carle Basic Analytical GC. We have never gotten the Carle Basic Analytical GC to work properly. The old Carle 8700 Basic GC is our workhorse, and it's getting very old. I need recommendations for a new FTIR and one or two new GCs for our level of work. I haven't kept up with the organic chemistry side of things, and I am the only full-time chemistry instructor at our Community College. If you have relatively new FTIR's or GC's, and they serve your freshmen and sophomore chemistry students well, please let me know the Maker and model number, and the approximate cost. I have no idea, and have been asked to submit a proposed budget by the end of Monday, February 21st. Thank you for your prompt response. Barb Gore, Instructor of Chemistry, Waubonsee Community College, Illinois

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