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Departmental Instrumentation

The Department of Chemistry has exceptional instrumentation resources for teaching and research housed in the new Center for the Sciences and Innovation. Instrument acquisitions have been made possible by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Welch Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Research Corporation, and Trinity University.

NMR Spectroscopy

Varian 500 MHz NMR spectrometer (acquired 2010)
Varian Mercury 300 MHz NMR spectrometer (2002)

Optical Spectroscopy

 JASCO J-730 UV-Visible Spectrometer (2019)
Agilent CARY 5000 UV-Visible-NIR Spectrometer with low temperature cryostat (2019)
JASCO J-1500 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter with MCD capabilities with Oxford 7T Spectromag optical superconducting magnet
Applied Photophysics Stopped Flow Spectrometer with Absorbance and Fluorescence (2014)
Tecan F200 Pro Fluorescence Plate Reader (2014)
Thermo Nanodrop 2000c (2014)
Tecan M200 Pro Fluorescence Plate Reader (2010)
Bruker Tracer III-DS Handheld XRF (2010)
Varian 720-ES ICP-OES (2010)
Thermo Scientific Biomate 5 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (2007)
Jasco J-815 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter with Peltier Temp Control, Automated Titrator, and BioLogic Stopped Flow (2007)
PTI QM-7 Fluorescence Spectrometer (2004)
Ocean Optics UV -Visible Spectrometer (2004)
Cary 100 Bio UV-Visible Spectrometer (2001)
3 x Hitachi U-2900 UV-Visible Spectrometer (1997)
Hitachi U-3000 UV-Visible Spectrometer with Peltier Temp Control (1995)
PTI LS-100 Fluorescence Spectrometer (1990)

Infrared Spectroscopy

2 x Nicolet iS50 FT-IR (2014)
2 x Nicolet Nexus 470 FT-IR (2003, 2002)

Mass Spectrometry


 Agilent 6230 Electrospray Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer with Agilent 1260 Infitinty II HPLC (2017)
Varian Saturn 2100T Ion Trap GC-MS (2006)
ThermoFinnegan LCQ Deca XP ESI-MS (2004)


BAS 100 Electrochemical Analyzer (2004)


Jeol JSM-6010LA Scanning Electron Microscope (2013)
Epiflourescence and confocal microscopes are housed in the biology department


3 x Akta Preparatory FPLC (2014, 2010, 2005)
Agilent 1260 HPLC with Diode Array and Fluorescence (2012)
Dionex Nanoflow UPLC 3000 Ultimate (2011)
Teledyne CombiFlash Chromatography (2011)
Beckman Gold Analytical HPLC (2000)
Varian 3900 Capillary GC (2006)
Waters Preparatory HPLC System (2005)
Waters DeltaPrep 600 HPLC System (2005)
Biotage Flash-Chromatography System (2004)
Agilent 6890N Capillary GC (2003)
2 x SRI Instruments GC (2002)
Agilent 1100 Analytical HPLC (1996)


Biotage Initiator Microwave (2012)
Milestone Ethos EX Microwave (2008)
CS Bio CS336 Automated Peptide Synthesizer with UV (2008)
HEL Parallel reactor system (2008)


TA Instruments DSC Q(2014)
Microcal VP-ITC (2004)

Surface Analysis

Micrometrics ASAP 2020 Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer (2014)


2 x 16 core LINUX Computational Workstations (2019)
2 x 32 core LINUX Computational Workstations (2017)
PC Linux Cluster (2004-13)


Labconco Freeze Drying System with Speed Vac (2014)
Retsch MM400 Ball Mill (2014)
Nikon Eclipse 50i Microscope equipped for tetrad dissection (2014)
Biorad GelDoc EZ Imager (2012)
Beckman J2-21 Preparative Centrifuge (2012)
Sorval RC-6 Plus Superspeed Centrifuge (2012)
Revco Ultra Low Temp. Freezer (2008)
New Brunswick Scientific E24 Incubator/Shaker (2007)
Innova 2500KC  Incubator/Shaker (2007)
Innova 140 Benchtop Incubator/Shaker (2005)
Biotek Absorbance Plate Reader (2005)
GE Typhoon Trio Phosphorimager (2005)
Beckman J-20XP Preparative Centrifuge (2002)
Beckman L-90K Ultracentrifuge (2001)

Controlled Environment

COY Anaerobic Chamber (2019
VAC Atmospheres Genesis Glovebox (2017)
PLAS-LAB Mini glove box (2014)
Vac Glove Box (2013)