Facilities and Instrumentation

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in the Horan-O’Donnell building. Facilities include three classrooms and two lecture halls (with the latest multimedia), five teaching laboratories, a library/study room for chemistry and biochemistry majors, and research laboratory space for each faculty member. The Department has invested more than $1 million in instrumentation for use by students in laboratory courses and research projects. Major pieces of equipment include:

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

  • Agilent Technologies 400-MR DD2 400 MHz Multinuclear

Infrared/Raman Spectroscopy

  • Nicolet 6700 FT Infrared Spectrometer
  • Nicolet Summit Pro FTIR
  • StellarNet Raman Spectrometer


  • Olis DM 45 Fluorimeter

Atomic Absorption/Emission Spectroscopy

  •  Perkin Elmer ELAN DRC II Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer 

Ultraviolet/Visible Spectroscopy

  • Agilent 8452 Diode Array UV/Vis
  • OLIS 8453 Diode Array UV/Vis
  • Hewlett Packard 8453 Diode Array UV/Vis
  • Shimadzu UV-800 UV/Vis

Mass Spectrometry

  • LCMS ThermoScientific LCQ Fleet Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer with Accela High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System (Electrospray Ionization (ECI) and Atmospheric-Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) Probes)
  • Agilent Technologies 6850/5973 Gas Chromatograph /Mass Spectrometer


  • Agilent Technologies G-1602A Capillary Electrophoresis with Diode Array Detector 
  • Dionex ICS-3000 Ion Chromatograph
  • Agilent Technologies 1100 HPLC with Diode Array Detector
  • Hewlett-Packard 1090L-034 HPLC with Diode Array Detector
  • Agilent 6850 Gas Chromatograph
  • Hewlett-Packard 6890 Gas Chromatograph
  • Applied Biosystems 270A-HT Capillary Electrophoresis


  • Princeton Applied Research Electrochemical Trace Analyzer
  • PARC 273A Potentiostat/Galvanostat


  • Coherent Innova 90C, 5 Watt, Argon Ion Laser
  • Coherent 599 Dye Laser
  • Coherent 699-29 Dye Laser
  • Continuum NdYAG Surelite III Pulsed Laser


  • Stirling Ultracold -80 °C Freezer
  • Cold Room
  • Market Forge Steelmatic Autoclave
  • Bio-Rad Biologic LP with Fraction Collection Model 2110
  • Bio-Rad MJ Mini Gradient Thermal-Cycler
  • Bio-Rad Transblot Turbo Transfer System
  • Blue M Gray Convection Oven
  • Fisher Sonic Dismembrator Model 301
  • Hitachi U1900 UV/Vis
  • Jenway Genova Bio LifeScience Spectrophotometer
  • Thelco Incubator
  • New Brunswick Scientific Innova 4000 Incubator Shaker
  • Thermo Electron Forma Micro GP Microcentriuge

Materials Characterization

  • Perkin-Elmer TGA7 Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Perkin-Elmer DSC7 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Additional Instrumentation

  • Radiometer Analytical TIM865 Titration Manager Auto-Titrator
  • Isco SFX System 2130 Supercritical Fluid Extractor
  • HE-43-2 Dri-Lab Vacuum Atmosphere Dry Box
  • Metrohm 684 KF Coulometer
  • Parr Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter with 6775 Digital Thermometer
  • Photoreactor Box with SpectraPhysics 600W Xe Arc Lamp

Additional Resources:

  • Machine shop with lathe, milling machine, drill press, chop saw, bandsaw, and belt sander
  • Annealing oven and other glass-blowing equipment
  • Gaussian 16