Instrumentation

The department maintains an excellent collection of modern instrumentation and equipment for research and teaching. In addition to being exposed to a wide variety of instrumentation through the teaching lab curriculum, students conducting research are provided with the necessary training to independently operate virtually any instrument required to conduct their research. The teaching labs are equipped with a wide variety of instrumentation to afford students modern laboratory exercises and techniques. A wide variety of instruments are maintained in individual research labs as well.

Instrumentation and equipment in the lower division general and organic labs includes:
  • Students working with pH meters in teaching labsGow-Mac gas chromatographs with TCD
  • Rotoevaporators
  • pH meters
  • Genesys 20 spectrophotometers
  • Mel-Temps
  • Digital balances, centrifuges, vortex mixers, hot plates

 

Instrumentation for research and upper division teaching includes:
  • Shimadzu LC-MSVarian 400 Mz Multi-nuclear NMR
  • Perkin Elmer Aanalyst 700 graphite furnace and flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda 35 UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Perkin-Elmer LS 55 luminescence spectrophotometer
  • Digital Labs FTS 7000 FTIR
  • Thermo Q500 thermogravimetric analyzer
  • Agilent 6890 gas chromatograph with FID and ECD
  • Agiilent gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
  • Shimadzu 2010 EV liquid chromatograph – mass spectrometer
  • Bruker x-ray diffractometerBruker x-ray diffractometer (powder and single crystal)
  • Nd-YAG excimer laser and dye laser
  • MTS Mechanical tester
  • Parr adiabatic calorimeters
  • TA Instruments differential scanning calorimeter
  • TA Instuments AR100 rheometer
  • Shimadzu TMA-50 thermomechanical analyzer
  • Shimadzu TGA-50 thermogravimetric analyzer
  • Lab Guard Class II biosafety cabinet

 

Instrumentation contained within faculty research labs includes:
  • Spectroscopy instrumentation Finnigan LC-Q DECA ion trap mass spectrometer
  • Flowing afterglow triple quadrapole mass spectrometer
  • Leeman Labs Prism Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrophotometer
  • Leeman Labs Mercury Analyzer
  • Mars Express microwave digestion system
  • Varian 3900 gas chromatograph with FID
  • Dupont Sorvall ultra-centrifuge
  • Thermo  -86oC ultra-freezer
  • HP Series 1100 HPLC
  • Lambda 35 UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Varian Cary Eclipse spectrofluorimeter