College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry


Our department has a variety of equipment for students to use in laboratory course work and in faculty mentored undergraduate research. The equipment is meant to provide students with a hands-on experience in sample preparation, data collection and data analysis. Students may begin to use instrumentation as early as second semester of their first year of study, but will routinely use the instrumentation during upper level laboratory courses.

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In addition to small equipment (such as pH meters) the department maintains the following larger equipment for student and faculty use:

Synthetic equipment

  • Multiple vacuum manifolds
  • Schlenk glassware
  • Explosion - proof refrigerators
  • Chromatotron radial chromatograph
  • MBraun Solvent Purification System

Microwave reactors

  • CEM Discover Labmate
  • CEM MARS Multiuser

IR spectrometers

  • BioRad FTS700 FTIR
  • Thermo Scientific, Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer w/ ATR capability


  • Bruker AVANCE 250 MHz NMR with BVT variable temperature unit and multinuclear, 1H and dual 1H / 13 C 5mm probes


  • Cary 50 UV/Vis
  • Perkin Elmer 305B AA spectrometer
  • PSA atomic fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer LS55 Fluorimeter with plate reader
  • Varian Ultramass 700 ICP-MS

Separation Instrumentation

  • HP1050 series HPLC system
  • Alltech 726 quaternary HPLC pump with UV detector
  • Novex XCell II and Gibco BRL electrophoresis apparatus
  • Agilent 6890 GC
  • Metrohm ion Chromatograph
  • 2 Varian GC/MS/MS
  • Varian 310 LC-triple quad MS

Electrochemical Equipment

  • Potentiostat


  • Laser Photonics Nitrogen Laser, Dye Laser, and Frequency doubler
  • FEI Model E3 Environmental SEM with Oxford Instruments ISIS surface X-ray analysis
  • Sorvall RC28S centrifuge
  • Instrument Specialists Inc (ISI) Differential Scanning Calorimeter Model DSC 550
  • So - Low PH85-5 -80°C freezer
  • BioCold chromatography refrigerator