Instrumentation

Instrumentation

The Chemistry Department maintains a large base of modern instrumentation.

Among the major shared-use instruments, the Departmental NMR Facility includes four in-house high field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometers, including a Bruker Avance III HD Ascend 600 MHz, a Bruker Avance III Ultra-Shield 400 MHz, a Bruker Avance Ultra-Shield 400 MHz, and a Bruker Avance 300 MHz spectrometers all equipped with Linux Work -stations and the full range of capabilities for 2D, 3D, gradient experiments, variable temperature studies, triple resonance experiments, as well as a 10uL Capillary NMR microprobe, and a robotic 120 sample changer. A Bruker 500 MHz NMR with a cryoprobe is housed at Ship St. in the BioMed department.

The Mass Spectrometry Facility includes a LXQ linear quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer equipped with ESI and APCI probes, and Finnigan Surveyor quaternary HPLC solvent delivery system and autosampler, a Thermo LCQ Deca XP MAX high sensitivity MSn ion trap mass spectrometer with a Shimadzu HPLC system, a JEOLJMS-600H high resolution magnetic sector GC-MS with EI, CI, and FAB probes, an Applied Biosystems Voyager DE Pro MALDI-TOF MS, and an Agilent GC-MSD quadrupole MS. Ph. D. level NMR and Mass Spectrometry specialists manage both facilities.

Ph. D. level NMR and Mass Spectrometry specialists manage these facilities.

The Chemistry Department research support staff also includes two Computer Support Specialists who maintain the Department's extensive computing network of Linux, Windows, and Macintosh workstations and computers, including web, file, and print servers, and an electronics technician. Purchasing, stockroom, grant management and secretarial personnel provide high level support to the Department's research and teaching activities.