Instrumentation

Gas Chromatograph

chromatograph
The Department has a Varian CP-3800 gas chromatograph with a FID detector used for the determination and quantification of organic compounds.

Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer

Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer
The department has Thermo Electron GC Ultra Trace oven with a DSQ Mass Selector and an attachable purge and trap sample introduction system from Tekmar Dohrmann 3100 sample concentrator. This system is used for structural determination and the quantification of trace levels of organics in samples. In addition this system is also used for the determination of trace VOC in environmental samples. 

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Two Analyst 800 AAS spectrometers these instruments are combination units consisting of a flame atomizer (FAAS) and a graphite furnace atomizer (GFAAS) used for the analysis of high and low concentrations of metals in samples. 

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscope

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscope
The Thermo Jarrell Ash IRIS is an ICP-OES with a CID detector for the determination of multiple elements in a sample. The instrument has a working range from ppb to ppm concentrations.

Infrared Spectroscope

Infrared Spectroscope 
The department has several FTIR instruments, including a Bruker Vertex 70 and a Thermo-Nicolet NEXUS 470. These instruments are used for the structural determination of organic and inorganic compounds.

RAMAN Microscope

RAMAN Microscope
The department has a Bruker SENTERRA RAMAN microscope with an additional liquid sampling probe attached. This instrument is used for the determination of chemical structure of inorganic and organic compounds.

Thermogravimetric Analyzer

Thermo Gravimetric Analysis
The department has a Perkin Elmer TGA-7 system used to help identify materials through the decomposition of the material at different temperatures.

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Differential Scanning Calorimeter
The department has a DSC-7 system used to help identify materials through the decomposition of the material at different temperatures.

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
The department has a Varian ProStar 360 HPLC system equipped with tunable UV-VIS detector used for the identification of organic compounds and proteins. In addition, attached to the HPLC is a fraction collector for collecting the separated compounds as they are eluted from the HPLC. 

UV-Visible Spectroscope

UV-Visible Spectroscope
The department has a Shimadzu UV-2410 PC UV-Vis spectrometer and a HP8453 Photodiode array UV-Vis spectrometer with a 89090A temperature and stirring controller. These instruments are used for the identification and quantification or organic and inorganic compounds in solution and for kinetics studies. Additionally, we have 12 compact, wireless PASCO PS-2600 UV-Vis spectrometers for simpler applications (including in the teaching labs).

Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer

Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer
The Department has a Micro metrics ASAP 2020 Surface Area and Porosity analyzer used for the determination of the surface area and porosity of nano materials.

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectrometer

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectrometer
The department of chemistry has two NMRs: A 600 MHZ Bruker Ultra Shield Plus NMR spectrometer and a 60 MHz Nanalysis NMReady benchtop spectrometer. Both devices are capable of performing 1D and 2D experiments. In addition, the Bruker NMR can be used to probe several different nuclei in addition to hydrogen and has a micro-sampling probe.