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Facilities

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry occupies space in the Barnes Science Center, built in 1988, and in Olin Hall, built in 1961 and later remodeled in 1988. The department has at its disposal roughly 20,200 square feet of physical space between the two buildings with an additional 1,000 square foot instrument laboratory housed in the recently constructed (2003) Tutt Science Center.

The department is home to an elaborate collection of state-of-the-art instrumentation for undergraduate use. Recent acquisitions include a MicroCal PEAQ-ITC (2016), CH Instruments 630E Electrochemical Workstation (2016), Waters Acquity UPLC-MS (2015), Bruker ALPHA FTIR-ATR (2014), Agilent 725 ICP-OES (2013), Philips PANalytical X'Pert Pro XRD (2011), Agilent 7890A/5975 GC/MS (2008), and Varian Mercury AS400 MHz NMR (2005).

There is dedicated faculty research space located in both the Barnes Science Center and Olin Hall. Most research labs are equipped with fume hoods, standard laboratory equipment, chemical and solvent storage, and desk space for student use. Furthermore, machine, glass-blowing, and electronics shops are accessible through the Departments of Chemistry and Physics.

Major Instrumentation Purchased Since 2000

  • Agilent 7890A/5975 GC/MS
  • Agilent 725 ICP-OES
  • Biotage Flash Chromatography Station Isolera Prime
  • Biotage Microwave Synthesis Station Initiator Plus with Robot 8
  • Bruker ALPHA FTIR-ATR
  • Canberra Gamma Ray MCA with gamma sources
  • CHI 630E Electrochemistry Workstation
  • GBC 932 plus AA with furnace GF3000
  • Genesis 10S UV/Vis Kinetic Workstations
  • IS-SS40 SEM with Oxford 5565 EDX
  • Malvern PEAQ-ITC
  • MBraun Labstar Pro Glovebox
  • Thermo-Electron Nicolet 6700 FTIR with ATR
  • Perkin-Elmer Spectrum RX1 FTIR spectrometer
  • Philips PANalytical Epsilon 5 XRF
  • Philips PANalytical X'Pert Pro XRD
  • Rudolph Research Autopol I Polarimeter
  • ThalesNano H-Cube Mini Hydrogenator
  • Thermo Quest NC2100 C/N Analyzer
  • Varian-Cary Bio-100 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Varian Mercury AS400 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • PTI Fluorimeter with dual PMT detectors and LED source
  • Waters Acquity UPLC-MS with PDA and QDa detectors

Download a more complete listing of major instrumentation

  • Waters Acquity UPLC-MS with PDA and QDa Detectors
  • Malvern Microcal PEAQ-ITC
  • Agilent 7890A/5975 GC/MS
  • Varian Mercury Plus AS400 NMR
    Varian Mercury Plus AS400 NMR
  • Varian Mercury Plus AS400 NMR
    Agilent 725 ICP-OES
  • Bruker ALPHA FTIR-ATR
    Bruker ALPHA FTIR-ATR
  • Cary Bio 100 UV/Vis with 6x6 sample holder and Peltier
    Cary Bio 100 UV/Vis with 6x6 sample holder and Peltier
  • Cary Bio 100 UV/Vis with 6x6 sample holder and Peltier
    MBraun Labstar Pro Glovebox
  • Cary Bio 100 UV/Vis with 6x6 sample holder and Peltier
    PTI Fluorimeter with dual PMT detectors and LED source
  • Cary Bio 100 UV/Vis with 6x6 sample holder and Peltier
    GBC 932 Plus AA with GF3000 graphite furnace