Major Equipment Available in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fast Protein Liquid Chromatographybiochem pic
AKTA Purifier UPC 10 System

  • Desktop Controller
  • Frac-920 Fraction Collector
  • Various sample Loops
  • BufferPrep Kit



Multi-Mode Microplate Reader
BIOTEK Synergy 2 SLFAD Model

  • Gen5™ Reader Control and Data Analysis Software
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence, AlphaScreen, Luminescence and UV-Visible Absorbance
  • TAKE3™ Module
  • Automated Injection Module

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Bruker Avance III 400 MHz Spectrometer with an UltraShield Plus Magnet System

  • Dual channel observe
  • BBFO (broadband observe) probe, capable of 19F/1H decoupling and 19F/1H noe experiments
  • BBI (broadband indirect detect) probe
  • 60-sample autosampler
  • Temperature regulation to -50 C with a BCU-X extreme regulation system

Circular Dichroism Spectrometer (expected delivery January 2011)

  • Aviv Model 420 Circular Dichroism spectrometer
  • Wavelength range: 160 nm-850 nm
  • Air-cooled Xenon lamp
  • Thermostated cell holder with peltier device

Atomic Force Microscope
Agilent 5420/5500 AFM/STM System

  • Temperature Control -10 C to +200 C
  • MAC Mode III Controller
  • Environmental Control
  • Scanners and Nosecones to enable imaging of a wide range of samples

Infrared Spectrometers

  • Nicolet 380 FTIR
  • Midac Prospect FTIR (2)
  • Bruker Equinox 55 with DTGS and MCT Detectors (Dow Corning Foundation Grant)

UV-VIS Spectrophotometers

  • Shimadzu UV 2101PC with Scanning Monochrometer (0.1 nm resolution)
  • Ocean Optics USB-ISS-UV/VIS (6)

Gas Chromatography

  • Gow-Mac 350 Thermal Conductivity (6)

High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography
HP 1100 GPC
(Dow-Corning Foundation Grant)

  • Variable Wavelength UV/VIS Detector
  • Wyatt miniDAWN Multi-Angle Light-Scattering Detector

GC-Mass Spectrometer
Varian Saturn 2000

  • Varian 3800 GC
  • Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometer

Shimadzu RF-5301

  • Double Scanning Monochrometers
  • Variable Temperature Cell Holder

Ocean Optics USB4000

  • 450nm LED Excitation Source

Ion Chromatography
Diorex IC-90

Beckman J2-HS

Contact-Angle Goniometer
AST 2500 XE Video (Dow Corning)

Differential Scanning Calorimeter
PE DSC-7 (Dow Corning)

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Spectrometer
GWC SPR 100 Imaging Spectrometer