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Facilities and Environment

The University's excellent science library is connected to the chemistry building (Science 2). University computing facilities are excellent. There are numerous computer pods around the campus, one being housed in the department. The Chemistry Department has also recently opened up its own computer pod in S2-126, which also serves as a meeting room for students to get help in their chemistry courses.

The department sponsors weekly colloquia in which well known visiting scientists describe their recent research results; these colloquia have become an integral part of life in the department. Periodically, the department also sponsors international symposia on special topics.

Some major departmental instrumentation:

  • LCQ Fleet Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer
  • Multinuclear FT NMR (600, 360, 300, 100 MHz)
  • Fourier-transform infrared spectrometers
  • Refelectance IR
  • Cicular dichromism spectrometers
  • Diode-array UV-Vis spectrometers
  • Stopped flow photometer-fluorimeter
  • Steady-state fluorescence and emission lifetime apparatus
  • Flash photolysis/pyrolysis apparatus
  • Powder X-ray diffractometer
  • Bruker AXS SMART Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer
  • Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
  • Pulsed and C.W. tunable dye lasers
  • High-resolution mass spectrometer
  • High-pressure liquid chromatographs
  • Atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Precision calorimeter
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • High-performance capillary electrophoresis system

Last Updated: 6/25/14