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Labs and Instruments

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The Department of Chemistry is unusually well equipped with research-grade instrumentation. There are a number of computer laboratories available, many with multimedia capabilities.

The following is a partial listing of major equipment located in various labs:

Gas Chromatographs

Hewlett-Packard 5890 with FID and TCD detectors, Hewlett-Packard 6890 with FID and ECD, autosampler and Chemstation. Tekmar LSC2 volatile concentrator; JAI Curie Point Injector system; Nutech Gas Preconcentrator.

Mass Spectrometer

Waters Synapt HDMS QToF with Ion Mobility, Shimadzu QP2010S GC/MS with direct insertion probe, Hewlett-Packard Model 6890N/5973N MSD, Hewlett-Packard Model 5890/5970B MSD with Chemstation which includes NIST mass spectral library, Hewlett-Packard 1100 HPLC/MSD

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers

JEOL ECX 300 and ECA 500 liquids NMR spectrometers with 5 mm variable temperature autotune broadband probes.

Infrared Spectrophotometers

Varian 7000 FTIR with MCT and DTGS detection and Golden Gate ATR accessory. Varian 800 Scimitar series FTIR's with ATR accessory (3), Perkin-Elmer 1760 FTIR with microscope and complete data system including an extensive spectral library; Nicolet Impact 410 with ATR accessory (2).

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers

Perkin-Elmer 5100 with Zeeman background correction, auto sampler, graphite furnace and complete computer control; Perkin-Elmer Aanalyst 300.

Visible, UV, Fluorescence Spectrophotometers

Hewlett-Packard Model 8452A (2), Hewlett-Packard Model 8451A diode array; Hitachi 4500 Fluorescence spectrometer, Hitachi U2900 Double Beam UV spectrometer (2), Model CS930 scanner for TLC.

Liquid Chromatographs

Waters Aquity UPLC, Dionex Ultimate 3000 HPLC (3) with Diode Array, Fluorescence and Corona detectors; Dionex ICS2000 Ion Chromatograph with conductivity detection and eluent generator; Waters Model 600 with uv absorbance and refractive index detectors; Pharmacia FPLC with fraction collector and data system.

Capillary Electrophoresis

Agilent Capillary Electrophoresis G1602A System 

Raman

Enwave uSense I-785 Raman Microscope System with Leica Microscope; Enwave 785NM Raman System. 

Microwave Synthesis

CEM Discover Labmate Microwave Synthesis Reactor (2) 

Electrochemical Apparatus

PAR Model 270 Electrochemical System with computer providing polarography, linear and cyclic sweep voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry, and other techniques.

Thermal and Materials Analysis

TA Instruments TGA Q500, TA Instruments DSC 2920, TA Instruments AR 1000 Rheometer, Instron 4465 Tensile Tester.