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The Chemistry Department has equipment and facilities compatible with an outstanding instructional and research program. Our department has six research, seven teaching, and three equipment laboratories (nuclear magnetic resonance, organic microwave and solvent purifier, and analytical and instrumental lab).

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

  • a Bruker AVANCE 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer with solid, inverse, and multinucleus probe,
  • Bruker AVANCE III 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer,
  • 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.
  • a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer system,
  • Refrigerated centrifuges,
  • Milestone microwave synthesizer,
  • Protein Purification System,
  • Solvent purification system, as well as equipment for electrophoresis.

In addition, the departmant shares three research and equipment laboraties with other science departments, the Environmental Research Center, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center, and Molecular Mas Spectroscopy Center.

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). Learn More​​

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.​​

Computer labs

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 National Science Foundation-supported computerized general chemistry laboratory and are used for both spreadsheet analysis and computerized data acquisition.​​