Facilities and Equipment

James M. Rosser Hall, Biological Sciences, and La Kretz Hall each house teaching and research labs that are part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Approximately 6 technical staff members assist and support the Chemistry and Biochemistry teaching and research programs.

Department instrumentation and facilities include: three NMR spectrometers ranging in field strength from 400 MHz to 600 MHz, all equipped with DRX and AVANCE consoles. A variety of nuclei may be observed: 1H, 13C, 31P, and 19F. Variable temperature control is available, over the range of -50 to 80 degrees.  There are also several LC- and GC-Mass Spectrometers, a MALDI-TOF MS, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, high resolution electrospray mass spectrometer, atomic force microscope, FT Raman, EPR and AA and fluorescence spectrometers, HPLCs, centrifuges, UV-vis spectrophotometers, FTIR Spectrometers, Circular Dichroism Spectrometers, time-resolved near-infrared spectrometer lasers, microscopy and microarray instruments, Real-Time PCR machines, computer stations with Gaussian and other computational software, electrophoresis equipment, and glove boxes.  Additional facilities include plant growth rooms, cold rooms, and a warm room.  These facilities and instrumentation are available for hands-on use for research students and in upper division coursework.