Laboratory Facilities

The Chemistry Department, in Johnson Hall of Science, houses a complete line-up of modern chemical instrumentation. Johnson Hall of Science is a modern science facility, certified GOLD LEED for environmental design and construction. The instruments inside include steady-state and nanosecond fluorescence, a full complement of chromatographic capabilities, and a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer. Our computer capabilities include an Ada high-performance computer, programming languages like Python, and software for chemistry like Spartan Molecular Modeling and ChemDraw.  

Chemistry Department Major Research Instrumentation (with year of acquisition)

JEOL ECZS 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with ROYAL auto-tune probe and variable-temperature capability (2021)

Wavefunction Spartan Molecular Modeling Software (annual license)

Perkin Elmer ChemDraw Structure Drawing software (annual license)

Ada - high-performance computer cluster with 16 nodes, constituting 384 CPUs with a total of 2.4 TB RAM (2020)

Research WaveDriver 200 EIS Bipotentiostat/Galvanostat, a Pine Research WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator, and a Pine Research Spectroelectrochemical Cell Kit (2019)

30 Notebook computers & stands for use in laboratory classes (2019)

Jobin Yvon Fluoromax 3 Fluorescence Spectrometer (2005) with Hi-Tech Scientific SFA-20 Rapid Kinetics Stopped-Flow (2007) and Deltatime Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting Accessories (2015)

Ethos MW 1600 Microwave Digestion System (2010)

Leco AMA254 Direct Mercury Analyzer (2008)

Innovative Technology Inc. Glovebox with nitrogen atmosphere, connected to PureSolv liquid solvent storage accessory (2008)

DNA Engine Opticon® 2 Two-Color Real-Time PCR Detection System (2007)

3 VWR Melting Point Apparatus (2007)

Centaurus FT-IR Microscope with MCT-A detector, Transmission / Reflection modes, Si ATR slide (August 2007)

3 Heidolph LABORATA-4000 Rotary Evaporators (2007)

Nicolet 4700 FT-Infrared Spectrometer (2005)

PerkinElmer AAnalyst 800 Flame and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (2005)

Upgrades for the Perkin Elmer LS50B Luminescence Spectrometer (2005)

Perkin Elmer FIMS400 - Flow Injection Mercury System Model 400 (2005)

Jasco V-570 UV/VIS/NIR Spectrophotometer (2004)

Biotage Flash Chromatograph w/UV detection and fraction coll. (2003)

Agilent 6890/5973 Capillary Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (2002)

ThermoSep HPLC with dual-channel UV/VIS absorption detectors (2001)

OceanOptics Chem 2000 photodiode array UV/VIX Spectrophotometer (2001)

Chromex Wizard Raman Spectrometer (2001)

Vernier Software and Data Acquisitions Probes (2000) and updates.

Perkin Elmer 394B electrochemical trace analyzer with 303A SDME (2001)

Fisher Universal Microplate Spectrophotometer (2001)

Luzchem Photoreactor (2001)

Hewlett-Packard 6890 Capillary Gas Chromatograph-Flame Ionization Detector (1998)

Bio-Tek Microplate Spectrophotometer (1997)