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    Department of Chemistry
    MS-B1807
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    651-523-2291

    Rita Majerle
    Department Chair
    651-523-2765
    rmajerle01@hamline.edu

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    Chemistry Facilities

    The Orem O. Robbins Science Education Center was dedicated in May 1991. The chemistry department occupies the second floor of the facility. The building layout is that of two concentric squares. The interior square consists of a centralized stockroom and four teaching laboratories. The perimeter of the floor houses five faculty offices, five student-faculty research laboratories, an instrument laboratory, a computer laboratory, a classroom, and student and faculty lounge/study areas. 

    Major Instrumentation

    Bruker 250 MHz spectrometerBruker 250 MHz spectrometer
    Bruker 250 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer with Tecmag software. Used for structural determination of organic compounds.

     
    Perkin-Elmer 5100PC spectrometerPerkin-Elmer 5100PC spectrometer
    Perkin-Elmer 5100PC graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer with Zeeman furnace. Used for quantitative determination of metals.

     
    Hewlett-Packard 5890 gas chromatographHewlett-Packard 5890 gas chromatograph
    Hewlett-Packard 5890 gas chromatograph with flame ionization detector and National Instruments LabVIEW software. Used for separation and quantitation of volatile organic compounds.

     
    Mattson 300 Fourier spectrometerMattson 300 Fourier spectrometer
    Mattson 3000 Fourier transform infrared spectrometer running WinFirst software. Diffuse reflectance accessory from Analect instruments; temperature-controlled (-190 to +250oC) accessory from Specac. Used for structural determination and quantitation of organic compounds.

     
    Two New GloveboxesGloveboxes
    Two gloveboxes. One is a VAC vacuum glovebox; the other is a COY Lab Products model AALC reducing atmosphere glovebox.  Both are used for performing chemical reactions in oxygen-free environments.


    Hewlett-Packard 5995C gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer with direct insertion probeHewlett-Packard chromatograph/spectrometer
    Hewlett-Packard 5995C gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer with direct insertion probe. Vector/Two software from ProLab Resources. Used for separation, identification, and quantitation of organic compounds.

     
    Hewlett-Packard 1090M chromatographHewlett-Packard 1090M chromatograph
    Hewlett-Packard 1090M high performance liquid chromatograph running ChemStation 3D software from Agilent Technologies. UV-VIS diode array and refractive index detection. Used for separation and quantitation of low volatility organic compounds.

     
    Perkin-Elmer 2280 spectrometerPerkin-Elmer 2280 spectrometer
    Perkin-Elmer 2280 flame atomic absorption spectrometer. Used for quantitative determination of metals.

     
    GBC 918 spectrometerGBC 918 spectrometer
    GBC 918 double beam scanning ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrometer. Used for quantitative determination of organic and inorganic compounds.

     
    Hewlett-Packard 5452A spectrometerHewlett-Packard 5452A spectrometer
    Hewlett-Packard 5452A diode array spectrometer with sipper accessory. Used for quantitative determination of organic and inorganic compounds.