The Chemistry Department relocated to it’s permanent home in the Evelyn M. Anderson Hall in the new Science Complex during the Summer of 2019.

An extensive collection of monographs and journals that support teaching and research in chemistry is located in the Laurence McKinley Gould Library. In addition, the library maintains multiple online resources for research in the chemical sciences including SciFinder Scholar and electronic journal access.

The following equipment and instrumentation is available for coursework and research. Instruments which are used primarily or exclusively within a specific research group are indicated.

NMR Spectrometer

  • Bruker Avance III HD 400 MHz High Performance Digital NMR Spectrometer

X-ray Diffraction

  • PANalytical Empyrean X-Ray Powder Diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 Quest Eco single-crystal X-ray diffractometer with Photon II 14 detector and Oxford Smartstream low-temperature device (MW research)

Mass Spectrometers

  • Shimadzu QP-2010SE GCMS
  • Agilent 7829A GCMS
  • Thermo LTQ Velos-Pro Linear Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometer with dedicated microcolumn HPLC
  • Thermo iCap Qc Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) (shared with Geology Department and Environmental Studies Program)
  • Reflectron Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer with Laser Ionization (WH Research)
  • Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers (2) (TSI, Inc. Model 3800) (DG Research)

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

  • Shimadzu SCL-10A High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with autosampler, diode array detector, and fluorescence detector
  • ISCO Model 2350 Preparatory High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (DA Research)

Gas Chromatography

  • Four Shimadzu GC-14A capillary Gas Chromatographs with flame ionization detector (FID)
  • Two Shimadzu GC-14A capillary Gas Chromatographs with dual flame ionization detector (FID) and electron capture detector (ECD)

UV-Visible Spectrophotometers

  • Four Hewlett-Packard Model 8452A Diode Array Spectrophotometers
  • Three Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Model 8453 Diode Array Spectrophotometers
  • Five Agilent Cary Model 8454 Diode Array Spectrophotometers
  • One Agilent Cary Model 8454 Diode Array Spectrophotometer (CC Research)
  • Eight Ocean Optics fiber-optic based modular UV-vis spectrophotometers with CCD Detectors
  • Thermo-Electron Evolution 300 double-beam UV-vis spectrophotometer with photodiode detector

Infrared Spectrophotometers and Ancillary Equipment

  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR Spectrophotometer with transmission and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) capabilities
  • Nicolet iS10 FTIR Spectrophotometer with transmission, attenuated total reflectance (ATR), and purge capabilities
  • Carver Model 3393 Laboratory Press

Other Spectrometers

  • Aminco Bowman Series 2 Luminescence Spectrofluorometer
  • Horiba Fluoromax-4 Spectrofluorometer
  • Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 100 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • JEOL IT500HR Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope including: Oxford Aztec X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectrometer, Oxford Aztec Symmetry Electron Backscatter Diffraction Detector, Delmic SPARC Cathlodoluminescence Detector

Lasers and Associated Equipment

Laser Teaching Facility:

  • Continuum Minilite II (1064, 532, 355, 266 nm) YAG Laser
  • Dakota Technologies Northern Lights Dye Laser
  • Oriel Helium Neon Gas Laser
  • Melles Griot Helium Neon Gas Laser
  • Spex 270M Monochrometer
  • Inrad Autotracker III Frequency Doubler
  • One Textronix TDS 1002 digital oscilloscope
  • One Textronix TDS 1002B digital oscilloscope
  • Laser experiment hardware (mounting hardware, lenses, beam splitters, holders, posts, clamps, cuvette holders)
  • Oriel Scanning Monochromator
  • Lumonics Hyperdye 300 Laser (WH Research)

Microwave Digestion

  • Anton-Paar Multiwave Pro microwave digester with multiple rotors

Magnetic Susceptibility

  • Johnson Matthey Mark II Magnetic Susceptibility Balance

Biochemical Instrumentation

  • FRENCH Pressure Cell Press (JC Research)
  • Eppendorf 5810R Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge (JC Research)
  • New Brunswick Scientific C24 and E24 Benchtop Incubator/Shaker (JC Research)
  • Millipore Milli-Q Synthesis Water Purification System (JC Research)
  • Eppendorf Mastercycler Personal Themocycler (JC Research)
  • Canon/Fotodyne Photodocumentation system (JC Research)
  • Kodak ImageStation 2000R for fluorescent and chemiluminescent imaging (shared with Biology Department)
  • GE Storm 820 Phosphorimager (shared with Biology Department)
  • Beckman Coulter LS 6500 Scintillation Counter (shared with Biology Department)
  • Sorvall Legend XTR Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge (CC Research)
  • Nanodrop Lite Spectrophotometer for DNA/protein quantification (CC Research)
  • Bio-rad GelDoc EZ Gel Documentation System (CC Research)
  • New Brunswick Innova 42R and 44R Refrigerated Shaker/Incubator (CC Research)
  • Fisher Scientific Isotemp Incubator (CC Research)
  • GE Life Sciences Akta Purifier FPLC with Fraction Collector (CC Research)
  • Bio-rad T100 Thermal Cycler (CC Research)

Inert Atmosphere Work

  • Three Schlenk Lines: Dual Vacuum/Argon Gas Manifold with a Sargent Welch Model 1405 DuoSeal Vacuum Pump
  • Ace Dual Vacuum/Gas Manifold with a Welch Model 1405 Vacuum Pump (DA Research)
  • Two custom dual vacuum/argon gas manifolds with Welch DuoSeal 1400 vacuum pumps (GH research)
  • Two custom dual vacuum/argon gas manifolds with Welch DuoSeal 1402 vacuum pumps (MW research)
  • MBraun Unilab 2000 glove box, equipped with 2 vacuum pumps and a -35°C freezer (MW research)
  • MBraun 1450 ECO-mode smart glove box, equipped with 2 vacuum pumps, cold well, -35°C freezer, and electrochemical feedthroughs (MW research)
  • Glass Contour 5-Solvent Purification System

Lyophilization and Rotoevaporation

  • Virtis BenchTop 3L Lyophillizer
  • Buchi R-124 Rotary Evaporator with temperature bath (GH Research)
  • Buchi R-210 rotary evaporator (MW research)

Electrochemical Equipment

  • BASi Epsilon Electrochemical Workstation
  • BAS CV-1B cyclic voltammograph (SD Research)
  • EI-400 microelectrode potentiostat (SD Research)

Air Sampling Equipment

  • Li-COR 6252 CO2 analyzer with battery charger and data logger
  • 5 SKC, Inc. Airchek 52 Sampling Pumps (5 mL/min – 3 L/min) with battery charger, filter cassette holders, constant pressure adapters, and cyclones (for PM and gas-phase samples)
  • TSI 3080L Electrostatic Classifier (DMA) for particle size selection (DG Research)
  • DustTrak DRX Portable Particle Sampler


  • Multiple analytical and preparatory balances
  • Several ultrasonic baths
  • Mel-Temp Melting Point devices
  • Eight VWR melting point apparatus with cooling blocks
  • Multiple circulating constant temperature baths
  • Walk-in cold room
  • Assorted pH and Ion Selective Electrodes
  • Eight ChemTrix 640 pH meters and dozens of electrodes
  • Fifteen Oakton pH700 meters
  • Three Hanna Instrument pH209 pH meters
  • Dozens of micropipettes
  • Polarimeters (several)
  • Refractometer
  • Microscopes (several)
  • Bomb calorimeter
  • Solution calorimeter
  • Two Thermo Genpure water purification systems
  • Three Scotman ice machines
  • Two Econotherm Laboratory ovens
  • Many fume hoods, including ductless green hoods

Supported Software

  • Software for Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
  • Visualizing Molecular Dynamics (VMD)
    • Spartan
    • Amber 8
    • Tinker
    • Gaussian 03
    • ChemDraw
    • LabVIEW
    • MestReNova (Work-up of NMR data)

Computers for Student or Laboratory Use

  • Windows laptop computer fleet for general computing use in teaching laboratories
  • Vernier LabQuest mini with a variety of probes
  • ITS supported computer room with desktop workstations


  • Steris Reliance X400LS
  • Two LabConvo Flask scrubbers (221B and 321B)

Refrigerators and freezers

  • Five VWR Dixell under counter refrigerators
  • Thermo explosion-proof refrigerator
  • Fisher and Marvel under counter flammable storage refrigerators
  • Two Fisher under counter flammable storage refrigerators with freezers
  • Five VWR Dixell under counter freezers (-20 ⁰C)
  • Fisher under counter freezers (-20 ⁰C)