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
  • Bruker Compact LC-MS/MS QTOF with ESI Ion Source, APCI Source including Direct Probe 
  • 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)
  • Agilent 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
  • Bruker IR

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)