The Department of Chemistry is equipped to support teaching and research in the areas of analytical, biological, environmental, theoretical, physical, synthetic organic, organometallic, and polymer chemistry. 

Instrumental Analysis Lab Equipment

  • Bruker 400 MHz Avance III nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Bruker Compact LC-MS/MS QTOF with ESI Ion Source, APCI Source including Direct Probe 
  • Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (5989B) (GC/MS) (EI, or positive and negative CI)
  • Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatograph/Mass Selective Detector (5970 Series) (GC/MSD)
  • Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatographs (GCs) (ECD, FID or TCD detectors)
  • Beckman and Waters high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems (photodiode array detector)
  • Cyclic voltammetry equipment
  • Perkin-Elmer Atomic Absorption (AA) Spectrophotometers
  • ARL Emission Spectrograph
  • Varian FT-IR
  • Various dual-beam IR spectrophotometers 

BioChemistry Lab Equipment

  • Beckman LS 6500 liquid scintillation counter
  • Beckman and Sorvall ultracentrifuges Waters HPLC Coldstream chromatography refrigerator
  • Waters HPLC
  • Coldstream chromatography refrigerator
  • Various dual-beam UV/VIS spectrophotometers
  • Various water-bath shakers

Various Departmental Lab Equipment

  • Shimadzu UV-2501PC UV-VIS recording spectrophotometer
  • Elan Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometer (ICP/MS)
  • Capillary Electrophoresis using Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection (CE-LIFDs)
  • Pharmacia Biotech Liquid Chromatography (LC) system
  • VAC HE43-2 Dri-lab (glove box)
  • Gel permeation chromatograph equipped with a PL-DCU (Polymer Laboratories) data station and a refractive index detector (for molecular weight determination of polymers)
  • Mettler-Toledo TGA/SDTA851e Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA)
  • Mettler-Toledo DSC 821e Differential Scanning Calorimetre (DSC)
  • Brookfield Model DV-II+ Viscometer (viscosity and molecular weight determination) several stopped-flow and quenched-flow kinetics systems
  • Varian Fluorometer
  • Varian GC
  • Extensive computing facilities equipped with various software packages (including Gaussian 98, SAS, and BMDP)