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Instrumentation in Chemistry 




Bruker 400 MHz Avance II NMR Spectrometer

Bruker 400 MHz Avance II
NMR Spectrometer

The spectrometer is a three-channel instrument equipped with a variable-temperature unit and 5 mm TXI/Z-gradient three-channel indirect detection probe 5 mm BBO/Z-gradient two-channel broadband probes. This instrument is also capable of CP-MAS solids experiments and has a 120 slot autosampler. Spectra are analyzed using TopSpin, Sparky and iNMR.

Chemistry writing on black board


Agilent 6120 LC/Mass Spectrometer

Agilent 6120
LC/Mass Spectrometer

This instrument includes an Agilent model 1200 Agilent HPLC system interfaced to an Agilent 6120 Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer. Both dual ESI and APCI/ESI ionization sources. In addition to the mass detector, the HPLC also has in line diode array UV/Visible detector. Spectra are analyzed using Applied Biosystem’s Analyst and the open source mMass software.

Mass Spectrometer graph


Student working on the 1100 Analytical HPLC Liquid Chromatography System

2 Agilent 1100 Analytical HPLC Liquid Chromatography Systems

Both systems have autosamplers and Diode Array UV/Visible detectors. Chromatograms are collected and analyzed using Agilent's Chemstation software.

Student working on Agilent 1100 Analytical HPLC Liquid Chromatography Systems


Varian ProStar Analytical/Preparative System

Varian ProStar Analytical/Preparative System

This system is capable of both analytical and preparative scale separations. It has two ProStar 210 solvent delivery systems supporting flow rates up to 25 mL/min, a ProStar 335 dual path diode array UV/Visible detector, and a ProStar 410 fraction collector. Chromatograms are collected and analyzed using Varian's Galaxie software.



5 Cary UV/Visible Spectrophotometers

The department has 4 Cary-50 UV/Visible spectrophotometers, each having a Peltier temperature control unit. The department also has a high resolution UV/Visible spectrophotometer that contains Cary-14 optics, and which has been recently upgraded with OLIS electronics and software.

Cary UV/Visible Spectrophotometer



Avatar FTIR Spectrometer

2 Avatar and 2 Nexus Thermo-Nicolet FTIR Spectrometers

Sampling accessories for these instruments include 2 ATR and and 2 diffuse reflectance accessories. In addition to the DTGS detectors, there is MCT detector available for use with the Nexus benches.

Nexus FTIR Spectrometer


XRD Diffractometer

Nonius Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer

The diffractometer is equipped with a Mo K? radiation source(l= 0.71073 Å) and cryogenic sample cooling to 150K.  Reflections are indexed, integrated, and corrected for Lorentz, polarization, and absorption effects using DENZO-SMN and SCALEPAC.  Structures are solved by a combination of direct methods and heavy atom using SIR 97.  Hydrogen atom coordinates are assigned using SHELXL97.

Xtal structure

Hewlett-Packard GC/MS

Hewlett-Packard GC/MS

The department has an HP 5890 gas chromatograph with 5970 mass spectrometer detector.



2 Shimadzu GC-14A

Gas Chromatographs

These two CG's are used primarily to support our organic chemistry courses.

Shimadzu GC-14A Gas Chromatograph



Hewlett-Packard Gas Chromatograph

2 Hewlett-Packard
Gas Chromatographs

These two CG's are used primarily to support our analytical chemistry courses.



Atomic Absorptions Spectrometer

Perkin Elmer XX Flame Atomic Absorptions Spectrometer

Atomic Absorption is one of the top three methods used by Analytical Scientists working in the chemical industry. Our instrument operates predominantly in a flame (Air/Acetylene) mode, and sees widespread use in teaching.

Atomic Absorptions Spectrometer

Applied Photophysics SX.18MV Stopped-Flow System

Applied Photophysics SX.18MV Stopped-Flow System

This two-syringe system has a minimal dead time of ~1.0 ms and can measure spectra from 275 to 700 nm using a PMT, diode array, fluorescence and circular dichroism detection for sample temperatures from 2.0-80.0 °C.

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