Chemical Instrumentation

The department has research-grade instruments necessary for teaching and research in the main sub-disciplines of chemistry. Students begin their introduction to modern instrumentation early in the curriculum: Students use the Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer in ther first semster of lab and the High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the Infrared Spectrometers in their second semester. Second year chemistry students use these instruments plus UV-Visible Spectrometers and Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry. Because they have received training in earlier semesters, juniors and seniors routinely use the appropriate instruments for the research projects they are pursuing in Advanced Lab.

Major Instruments

  • 400 MHz JEOL FT-NMR with multi-nuclear probe
  • Digilab Excalibur FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Agilent 8453 Diode-Array UV-Visible Spectrometers (two)
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda7 UV-Visible Spectrometer computer upgrade
  • Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometer
  • Shimadzu GC-2010Plus Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity High Performance Liqid Chromatograph with UV-Vis Detector and Mass Spectrometer