Research and Teaching Facilities

The Chemistry Department is equipped to support teaching and research in the areas of analytical, biological, environmental, theoretical, physical, synthetic organic, organometallic, and polymer chemistry.


Instrumental Analysis Laboratory:

Bruker 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (5989B) (GC/MS) (EI, or positive and negative CI)
Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatograph/Mass Selective Detector (5970 Series) (GC/MSD)
Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatographs (GCs) (ECD, FID or TCD detectors)
Beckman and Waters high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems (photodiode array detector)
Cyclic voltammetry equipment
Perkin-Elmer Atomic Absorption (AA) Spectrophotometers
ARL Emission Spectrograph
Varian FT-IR
various dual-beam IR spectrophotometers

Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory:

Beckman LS 6500 liquid scintillation counter
Beckman and Sorvall ultracentrifuges
Waters HPLC
Coldstream chromatography refrigerator
various dual-beam UV/VIS spectrophotometers
various water-bath shakers

Other Departmental Equipment:

Shimadzu UV-2501PC UV-VIS recording spectrophotometer
Elan Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometer (ICP/MS)
Capillary Electrophoresis using Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection (CE-LIFDs)
Pharmacia Biotech Liquid Chromatography (LC) system
VAC HE43-2 Dri-lab (glove box)
Gel permeation chromatograph equipped with a PL-DCU (Polymer Laboratories) data station and a refractive index detector (for molecular weight determination of polymers)
Mettler-Toledo TGA/SDTA851e Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA)
Mettler-Toledo DSC 821e Differential Scanning Calorimetre (DSC)
Brookfield Model DV-II+ Viscometer (viscosity and molecular weight determination)
several stopped-flow and quenched-flow kinetics systems
Varian Fluorometer
Varian GC
extensive computing facilities equipped with various software packages (including Gaussian 98, SAS, and BMDP)