Chemistry Department

Facilities

The Chemistry Department occupies the third floors of the adjoining Strosacker Science and Dow Science buildings. The Dow Science building, first occupied in the fall of 1996, contains classrooms, laboratories for analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry, and instrumentation and research facilities. The Strosacker Science building, renovated and expanded in 2007-08, houses the chemistry offices, lecture hall, classroom, student study lounge, stockrooms, and laboratories for general, organic, and biochemistry courses and research. The NMR room and laser/Raman spectroscopy labs are also located in Strosacker.

The facilities available within the chemistry department are outstanding and include:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1-D and 2-D): JEOL Eclipse 400 MHz High Resolution FT-NMR Spectrometer
  • Infrared Absorption: ThermoNicolet Nexus 870 FT-IR Spectometer
  • Infrared Absorption: Bruker Alpha FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Mass Spectrometry: Thermo MSQ+ Single Quadrupole (for LC-MS)
  • Mass Spectrometry: Agilent 5973 Mass Selective Detector (for GC-MS)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Absorption: Agilent 8453 Diode Array Spectrometer
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Absorption: Varian Cary 5 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer
  • Atomic Absorption & Emission: Thermo SOLAAR spectrophotometer
  • Fluorescence: Thermo Lumina Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Raman Spectroscopy: Princeton Instruments/ACTON monochromator & detector w/ Uniphase Lasers
  • Antek 8060 Chemiluminescent Nitrogen-Specific DetectorGas Chromatography: Agilent 6890
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Liquid Chromatography: Agilent 1200 Quaternary HPLC System
  • Liquid Chromatography: Agilent 1100 Binary HPLC Systems
  • Liquid Chromatography: Perkin-Elmer Series 200 Binary HPLC System
  • Capillary Electrophoresis: Agilent G1600X CE with diode array UV detector
  • Planar Electrophoresis: BioRad PAGE and Agarose gel electrophoresis equipment
  • Electrochemistry: BioAnalytical Systems 100B Electrochemical Workstation
  • Electrochemistry: BioAnalytical Systems Epsilon Electrochemical Analyzer
  • Scigress and ChemDraw software site licenses
  • Temperature-controlled orbital shakers
  • Thermocyclers for PCR
  • Johnson-Matthey magnetic susceptibility balance
  • Neslab CC-100II Cryotrol Temperature Controller
  • Vacuum Atmospheres glove box

In addition, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultracentrifugation, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), and DNA sequencing instrumentation are available within the division.