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Facilities

The Chemistry Department has equipment and facilities compatible with an outstanding instructional and research program. You can work in newly designed research labs in the Shineman Center equipped with state-of-the-art tools.

Our department has six research (for individual faculty), seven teaching and three equipment laboratories including nuclear magnetic resonance, organic microwave and solvent purifier, and analytical and instrumental labs. In addition, the Shineman Center shares several research centers with other science departments.

Laboratories

Our department constantly improves its teaching facilities by introducing new equipment to educate students using latest technology. In addition, we regularly update the rigorous laboratory curriculum in preparation for your postgraduate career. Our labs include teaching and research spaces for analytical, instrumental, organic, inorganic, physical, forensic and environmental chemistries, and biochemistry.

Shared labs

Environmental Research Center

The ERC specializes in the analysis of emerging and legacy contaminants in a variety of environmental matrices, and has two environmental chemistry laboratories equipped with research-grade analytical instrumentation for sample preparation and the measurement of organic contaminants in the environment. Past studies conducted in the lab include the analysis of native Alaskan foods and The Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Program - Lake Ontario Air Deposition Study (LOADS).

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center

The MBBC is a research and teaching facility that consists of several laboratories and offices in the east wing of the third floor of the Shineman Center. Students in this lab can sequence and label DNA, observe mammalian and bacterial cell cultures, and clone cDNA.

Equipment

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

  • 500 NMR: Bruker AVANCE III 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer, and multinucleus probe
  • 300 NMR: Bruker AVANCE 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer with solid, inverse, and multinucleus probe
  • Büchi Control Unit C-620: chromatography
  • CEM Discover: microwave
  • Milestone Microwave: lab station for synthesis
  • M Braun solvent purification system
  • Thermo Trace 1310: gas chromatograph
  • Thermo LTQXL- LCMASS
  • Thermo Evolution 220 UV: visible spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Evolution 300 UV-Vis
  • J8115 CD: spectrometer
  • Thermo Nicolet i55U-FT
  • Edinburgh Photonics FLS980
  • Agilent Technologies 200 Series: atomic absorption
  • M Braun Unilab: glove box
  • Heidolph rotary evaporator
  • Varian 820-MS-ICP mass spectrometer
  • Siemens x-ray
  • Perkin Elmer elemental analysis
  • Sorvall RC6+ centrifuge
  • Sorvall WX Ultra Series centrifuge
  • Ion Torrent: personal genome machine
  • Allegra 64R: centrifuge
  • BioRad Chemi Doc MP: imaging system
  • Bruker Autoflex- MALDI protector
  • Revco Elite Plus- minus 90° celsius freezer
  • Thermo-Fisher ISQ TRACE 1300 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer with FID, TCD, ECD, solid probe and autosampler
  • Thermo-Fisher UltiMate 3000: LC-Mass Spec liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer with Diode Array Detector and fluoresence detector
  • Labconco- freezone lipholizer