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Chemistry Student Resources

Chemistry resources

Chemdraw Download

ChemDraw allows you to view and manipulate chemical structures and molecular models online, without the capability to print, save, copy or paste a modified drawing.

Spartan Student Access

Spartan Student is a molecular design program used to generate correct geometry structures, compute thermodynamic heats of reaction, determine R or S conformations, predict NMR and IR spectra, compute dipole moments, render electrostatic maps of high and low electron density, and much more.  The GUI rendering of molecules is the same as in your textbook.

Spartan Student is available to Butler students for $25 by putting the coupon code: BUTLER25 in the coupon code window when you go to download your copy.  This program works on Windows or Macs

Instrumentation

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.

ISQ LT Single Quadrupole GC-MS
  • Discover SP Microwave System w/ActiVent Technology, 12V
  • Bruker BioSpin Avance III HD 400 Nanobay System

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 SP Microwave System w/ActiVent Technology, 12V
    • CEM MARS Multiuser
  • IR spectrometers
    • BioRad FTS700 FTIR
    • 2 Thermo Scientific, Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer w/ATR capability
  • NMR
    • Bruker BioSpin Avance III HD 400 Nanobay System
  • Spectrometers
    • Cary 50 UV/Vis
    • Perkin Elmer 305B AA spectrometer
    • PSA atomic fluorescence spectrophotometer
    • Perkin Elmer LS55 Fluorimeter with plate reader
    • Agilent 7700 ICP-MS w/speciation capability
  • 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
    • Varian GC/MS/MS
    • Varian 310 LC-triple quad MS
    • ISQ LT Single Quadrupole GC-MS
  • Electrochemical Equipment
    • Potentiostat
Other
  • Laser Photonics Nitrogen Laser, Dye Laser, and Frequency doubler
  • Sorvall RC28S centrifuge
  • Instrument Specialists Inc (ISI) Differential Scanning Calorimeter Model DSC 550
  • So - Low PH85-5 -80°C freezer
  • BioCold chromatography refrigerator

Guide to Constructing a Research Poster

Some tips on constructing a poster for presentation at the chemistry poster session can be found in this document

Library Resources - Finding Chemistry Articles

The Library is a great resource when you need to find chemistry related articles.