Facilities

chemistryinstrumentroom

Located in Shineman Science Center which was built in 2013, the Chemistry Department has equipment and facilities compatible with an outstanding instructional and research program. Department has six research,  seven teaching, and three equipment laboratories (NMR, organic microwave and solvent purifier, and analytical/instrumental lab). In addition, the departmant shares three research/equipment laboraties: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Center, Environmental research center, and Molecular Mas Spectroscopy Center with other science departments.

Some of the major equipment available for use in our program includes:

Bruker AVANCE 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer with multinucleus probe,

Bruker AVANCE III 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer with solid, inverse, and multinucleus probe ,

Thermo-Fisher ISQ TRACE 1300 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer  with FID, TCD, ECD, solid probe and autosampler, 

Thermo-Fisher UltiMate 3000 liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer with Diode Array Detector and fluoresence detector

Agilent atomic absorption,

Low-vacuum Jeol SEM/EDX system,

ICP-Mass Spectroscopy,

Thermo-Fisher UV-Vis-NIR with Peltier thermostated,

FT-IR (XT-KBr beamsplitter 11000-375 cm-1,  DlaTGS detector  w/KBr window 12500-300 cm-1, High sensitivity kit, , single bounce ATR accessory Smart Performer, multi bounce HADR, multi bounce through plate 45 degree GE, gas cel)

Fluorescence spectrophotometers,

CD-Spectrometer with single position peltier with fluorescence, fluorescence polarization/anisotropy acc.

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer system,

Refrigerated centrifuges,

Milestone microwave synthesizer,

Protein Purification System,

Solvent purification system, as well as equipment for electrophoresis.

The department has over 50 computers for student use located in several computational laboratories or associated with specific instruments. Fifteen computers together with a dedicated server are components of an NSF supported computerized general chemistry laboratory and are used for both spreadsheet analysis and computerized data acquisition.