Chemistry and Biochemistry

Facilities and Equipment


  • Three labs for 100-level chemistry lab classes (everyday, general, and survey of chemistry)
  • Four labs for upper-level chemistry lab classes (biochemistry, analytical, instrumental, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry)
  • Five labs for faculty research
  • One shared instrumentation lab for teaching and for research



  • Bruker ADVANCE II 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Bruker Vertex 70 Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer with attenuated total reflection (ATR) accessory
  • Bruker Alpha Platinum ATR-FTIR spectrophotometer
  • Agilent 8453E ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometer (2x)
  • Beckman Coulter DU 800 temperture controlled UV-vis spectrophotometer
  • Buck Scientific PFP-7 Flame Photometer
  • Hitatchi Z-6100 polarized Zeeman flame atomic absorption (FAA) spectrometer
  • Thermo Electron IRIS Intrepid II XSP inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Thermo Electron Aminco Bowman II luminenscence spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer RamanStation 400F Raman spectrometer
  • TeachSpin Earth’s Field NMR spectrophotometer and gradient/field coil system



  • Waters MicroMass MX matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometer
  • Agilent 6890N-5973 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) with autosampler
  • Agilent 6890N gas chromatograph (GC) with flame ionization (FID) and electron capture (ECD) detectors
  • Shimadzu high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system: High pressure pump, column oven, diode-array (DAD), refractive index (RI) detectors
  • Bio-Rad low pressure chromatography system: peristaltic pump, fraction collector, UV detector
  • Thermo LTQ XL atmospheric pressure ionization (API) linear ion trap mass spectrometer



  • Princeton Applied Research Parstat 2273 Advanced Electrochemical System
  • Millipore water purification systems (3)
  • Milestone DMA 80 Direct Mercury Analyzer
  • Bio-Rad Gene Cycler PCR thermo cycler
  • Candela SLL-250 Flashlamp-Pumped Dye Laser system
  • Spectra-Physics Quanta-Ray Nd:YAG Laser system
  • Gel electrophoresis units
  • Multiple rotary evaporators, ovens, digesters, and centrifuges