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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. 

    Research and Teaching Lab Space

    Four research labs and four teaching labs, each equipped with Hamilton SafeAire or Hamilton Lab Solutions Concept fume hoods and ample bench space.

     Lab Space

    Major Instrumentation

    Varian Unity InovaVarian Unity Inova 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer
    Varian Unity Inova AS600 600 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer with Oxford Instruments magnet and variable temperature module. Includes probes for biomolecular applications (HCN probe) or detection of a broad range of nuclei (BB probe). Used for structural determination of organic compounds and for protein-membrane binding studies.

    Thermo LC-MSThermo Scientific LC-MS System
    Thermo Scientific liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system consisting of Thermo Scientific Finnigan LTQ XL ion trap mass spectrometer, Thermo Electron Surveyor MS Pump Plus, and Thermo Finnigan Surveyor Autosampler. Can also be utilized for direct injection. Used for separation, mass determination, and identification of compounds.

    Brueker Senterra RamanBruker Senterra Raman Microscope
    Bruker Optics Senterra dispersive Raman microscope with 532 nm, 633 nm, and 785 nm wavelength lasers. Used in the identification of molecules and their structures.

    PerkinElmer SpectrumPerkinElmer Spectrum Two FTIR Spectrophotometer
    PerkinElmer Spectrum Two Fourier Transform infrared spectrophotometer with UATR Two attenuated total reflectance stage and gas cell. Used for the structural determination of compounds as well as identification of secondary structure in proteins.

    Shimadzu IRAffinity-1Shimadzu IRAffinity-1 FTIR Spectrometer
    Shimadzu IRAfinnity-1 Fourier Transform infrared spectrophotometer with Specac attenuated total reflectance stage. Used for the structural determination of compounds as well as identification of secondary structure in proteins.

    Molecular Devices SpectraMaxMolecular Devices SpectraMax Microplate Readers
    Molecular Devices SpectraMax M3 and M5e Multi-Mode Microplate Readers. Equipped with both microplate drawer and cuvette port. Able to measure absorbance, fluorescence, fluorescence polarization, and luminescence in the UV-vis spectrum at variable temperature. used for qualitative and quantitative determination of organic and inorganic compounds and for a variety of biochemical essays.

    Agilent Cary 60 SpectrophotometerAgilent Cary 60 Spectrophotometer
    Agilent Technologies Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer with xenon flash lamp. Used for qualitative and quantitative determination of organic and inorganic compounds and for studies of reaction kinetics.

    MicroCal VP-ITCMicroCal VP-ITC MicroCalorimeter
    MicroCAL VP-ITC MicroCalorimeter with MicroCal ThermoVac sample preparation module. Used to study binding affinity and thermodynamics for protein-ligand interactions

    Shimadzu HPLCShimadzu Prominence HPLC Systems
    Two Shimadzu Prominence high-performance liquid chromatography systems with SPD-20A UV-Vis detectors. SIL-20AC HT autosampler with refrigeration unit also from Shimadzu. Used for separation and purification of compounds and monitoring of reactions.

    Jasco J-720Jasco J-720 Spectropolarimeter
    Jasco J-720 circular dichroism spectropolarimeter with power supply module and PolyScience recirculator. Used to study the secondary structure of proteins and the chirality of small molecules

    VAC Glovebox (2)VAC Glovebox
    Vacuum Atmospheres Company HE-43-2 vacuum glovebox with VAC PC-1 pressure control module. Used to perform chemical reactions in an oxygen-free environment.

    Thermo SorvallThermo Scientific Centrifuge
    Thermo Scientific Sorvall Lynx 6000 centrifuge with various rotor inserts allowing for the use of different sample sizes. Capable of achieving up to 100,000 x g. Used to separate components from suspensions.

    Virtis Sentry LyophilizerVirtis Sentry Lyophilizer
    Virtis Sentry 5SL Freezemobile lyophilizer. Used to remove water from compounds at low temperature and pressure.