Equipment and Facilities

Chemistry equipmentModern lab spaces and state-of-the-art equipment complement our talented faculty and experiential opportunities to round out our students' chemistry education.

With modern teaching labs and lecture rooms in the new wing of the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, chemistry students get to study the field by working in renovated research labs, offices, and even stock rooms. These facilities provide flexible spaces for lab and classroom teaching, convenient computer access, and comfortable work areas.

In addition, the Department of Chemistry is well equipped with the state-of-the-art instrumentation that students need to study the key concepts of chemistry and biochemistry. Some of these instruments include:

Major Instrumentation

Molecular Structure Determination

  • Bruker Avance 400 NMR
  • Cary 4000 Scanning UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Nicolet 6700 FT-IR
  • Varian E-4 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

  • ThermoFinnigan TSQ Quantum Ultra Mass Spectrometer, a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer interfaced to a ThermoFinnigan Surveyor HPLC system for LC-MS analysis
  • Leeman Labs Profile Plus inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometer with HYDRA AA mercury analyzer
  • Thermo Scientific TRACE Ultra Gas Chromatograph with ISQ Series Mass Spectrometer
  • Photon Technology QM-4 Spectrofluorometer
  • Instrumentation Laboratory Video 12E AA/AE spectrophotometer with graphite furnace and autosampler
  • Hewlett Packard GC/MS (Models 5890 and 5972)
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda 7 UV/VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin-Elmer 204-A Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Hewlett Packard 8452A Diode Array Spectrophotometer
  • Nikon SMZ-10A Polarizing Stereoscopic Zoom Microscope with digital camera

Synthetic Chemistry

  • CEM Discover SP microwave synthesizer
  • Inert I-Lab glove box system
  • PPT solvent purification system

Separation Techniques

  • Three HPLC systems (Waters and BAS) with tunable absorbance and photodiode array detection
  • Waters Quanta 4000 Capillary Electrophoresis System
  • Beckman L-60 ultracentrifuge
  • Eppendorf 5810R refrigerated centrifuge

Laser Spectroscopy

  • Photon Technology PL2300 Nitrogen Laser and PL 202 Dye Laser with Newport Table
  • Newport (Oriel) MS257 1/4 meter monochromator with LabVIEW interface
  • Tektronix TDS2022 200 MHz digital storage oscilloscope