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Chemistry Facilities

A. Paul Schaap Science Center

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The Chemistry Department is located in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center which was completed in 2004. Read about the dedication ceremony here.

Directions to the A. Paul Schaap Science Center can be found here.




Major Instruments Available for Use

  • Atomic Force Microscope, Bruker Dimension Icon - obtained Fall 2011 through NSF MRI. This instrument is capable of the following operation modes: contact, tapping force, scanasyst, magnetic force, lateral force, quantitative nanomechanical property mapping, scanning tunneling microscopy, scanning probe lithography, conductive probe, and heating/cooling temperature control.
  • In the spring of 2008, Dr. Wally Fu received a SPPS (Solid Phase Peptide Synthesizer) research instrument from CSBIO. To see the SPPS click here. The accompanying photo was taken with Dr. Fu and Mr. Chang from CSBio when he was here to install and qualify the synthesizer. This instrument is capable of doing either TBOC or FMOC chemistries. Interested students should visit the CSBio website (www.csbio.com) to read about the Model CS 336X instrument.
  • Computational Science and Modeling Laboratory consisting of: 60-CPU and 480-CPU cluster computers running software packages including Gaussian, AMBER, Gamess, Molpro, WebMO, Aces2, CHARMM, Matlab, Mopac, QChem, and a variety of Bioinformatics software; 15 student PCs, a teacher workstation with SMART board technology, and a 3-D stereo projection system
  • 1.7MV NEC 5-SDH Tandem Particle Accelerator
  • Agilent 8453 Diode Array UV-VIS Spectrometer with standard and biochemical/kinetics software
  • Bruker 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with multinuclear probe and 24 seat autosampler
  • Bruker 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with variable temperature multinuclear probe, remote access capability, and 60 seat autosampler
  • Bruker FTIRs with both diamond-anvil ATR and transmission sample compartment, with spectral database (2)
  • Cary 5E UV/VIS/NIR Spectrophotometer
  • Cary 50 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer (2)
  • ISS-PC1 Photon-counting Spectrofluorometer with temperature-controlled sample chamber
  • ISS-K2 Photon-counting Phase Modulation Time-resolved Spectrofluorometer
  • Cary UV-VIS Spectrophotometer 100Bio with temperature controller
  • CD Spectrometer DMS-20 with a 1.4T permanent magnet
  • Hewlett Packard 8451A and 8452A Diode Array Spectrometers
  • Laser spectroscopy research laboratory for condensed phase picosecond (10^-12 s) fluorescence spectroscopy with temperature control
  • Laser spectroscopy research laboratory including Nd:YAG laser, dye lasers, molecular beam chamber, ICCD detector, digitizing ocilloscope, monochromators, and signal processing system.
  • Laser teaching laboratory including He-Ne lasers, dye laser, and data acquisition system
  • MBraun Solvent Purification System, equipped with toluene, dichloromethane, THF, DMF, DMSO, ether, and acetonitrile
  • MBraun Unilab Inert Atmosphere Glove Box with -35 C freezer
  • Mettler-Toledo ReactIR 15 with 6.35mm SiComp Probe
  • Midac FTIR with spectral database (1)
  • Newport/Oriel 350 W Research Grade Mercury Arc Lamp and rail mounted optics system with digital timer controlled automatic shutter
  • Perkin Elmer 4100ZL Zeeman Effect Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption system with auto sampler
  • Perkin Elmer 4300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer with auto sampler
  • Perkin Elmer LS-5 Fluorescence Spectrometer with HPLC flow cell accessory
  • Perkin Elmer Model 241 Spectropolarimeter
  • Rigaku Miniflex X-ray Diffractometer
  • Shimadzu 1601PC UV-VIS Spectrophotometer with temperature controlled sample chamber (2)
  • SPEX FluoroLog-2 Spectrofluorometer with temperature controlled sample chamber
  • Varian SpectraAA-50 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers (4)
  • Agilent 1100 Series HPLC (4)
  • Agilent 1100 series LC-MSD with auto sampler and diode array, APCI and electrospray detection
  • Hewlett Packard Series 1050 HPLC System with ternary solvent system and variable wavelength detector
  • Hitachi HPLC system with L-4000 UV detector, L-7100 Pump, L-7200 Autosampler, L-7300 Column Oven, and D-7500 Integrator (2)
  • Perkin Elmer series 200 HPLC with diode array detector and auto sampler (2)
  • Perkin Elmer series 200 HPLC with UV/VIS detector, autosampler, pump, column oven, and network chromatography interface.
  • Pharmacia Uvicord SI and SII Chromatography Systems
  • Waters HPLC/GPC system with 717 auto sampler, 486 tunable absorbance detector, 410 refractive index detector and 996 photo diode array detector
  • Dionex DX500 Ion Chromatography system
  • Hewlett Packard 3D Capillary Electrophoresis System with autosampler
  • Agilent HP 7890 GC system with autosampler and 5975C Mass Selective Detector with both CI and Inert EI sources for both chemical and electron impact ionization
  • Agilent HP 6890 GC system with autosampler and 5973 Mass Selective Detector (electron impact) upgraded in 2010 to modern electronics
  • Agilent HP Hewlett Packard 6890A capillary gas chromatography systems with autosamplers and Flame Ionization Detectors (2) upgraded in 2010 to modern electronics
  • Perkin Elmer TotalChrom client/server system with PE Nelson 600 Series LINK and NCI 902 Network Interface for chromatography data collection and analysis
  • CH Instruments Electrochemical Analyzer with EQCM Oscillator
  • CH Instruments Model 602A Electrochemical Analyzer / Potentiostat with computer interface
  • Esa Coulochem III for MS
  • Aminoc Bowman Series Luminescence Spectrophotomer
  • Apotome/Fluorescence Microscope Imaging System
  • Beckman L8-70M Ultracentrifuge
  • Beckman Optima TL Ultracentrifuge
  • BioRad 680 Microplate Reader
  • Bioscan Chamelon Plate Reader
  • DuPont-Sorvall RC5B Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuge
  • Electrophysiology lab station including anti-vibration table, Nikon TE300 microscope with D/C optics, micromanipulator, Axoclamp 2B amplifier, Digidata 1322A A/D board and digital oscilloscope
  • FLx800 Fluorescence Microplate Reader
  • Molecular Devices Kinetic Microplate Reader
  • Nikon E600 Eclipse Fluorescence Microscope with digital camera/computer
  • Nikon TS100 Eclipse Inverted Microscope with digital camera/computer
  • Packard 2429 Liquid Scintillation Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer
  • Perkin Elmer Victor 5 Plater Reader
  • Revco Ultima II Incubator
  • Sterile Max Harvey Autoclave
  • Buchi RE III Rotovaps (4)
  • Buchi Rotavapor R-114 and R-210C rotary evaporators, with NESLab RTE-7 -20oC Recirculating Chiller and Welch Self-Cleaning Diaphragm Pump
  • Branson 1510 Sonicator
  • Buchi GKR-51 Sublimation Apparatus
  • Fisher FS110H Heated Ultrasonic Bath
  • General Chemistry Laboratory with 24 MicroLAB 402 computer-based interface systems for data collection, graphic display, and spreadsheet analysis
  • Isothermal Titration Microcalorimeter VP-ITC
  • Kruss Contact Angle Meter
  • Kruss K1210 Tensiometer
  • Parr Stainless Steel Reactors with temperature controllers (2)
  • Sage 361 Multi-Syringe Pump
  • Vacuum Atmosphere HI-43-2 Dry Box with Dri Train (2)
  • Zehntner Gloss Meter