The laboratory facilities, instrumentation, library, and computer services housed in the Science Building provide majors with the modern techniques needed to learn and practice the science of chemistry both in structured courses and labs and also in independent research.

Instrumentation includes liquid and gas chromatographs; several infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and fluorescence spectrometers; nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, a gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, along with an atomic absorption, d.c. plasma, and flame emission spectrometers. The department also maintains a computer facility for molecular modeling and chemistry tutorials.

Molecular Spectroscopy

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 
    • Varian EML360 upgraded with a Anasazi ETF-60 Pulse NMR Console
    • Varian Mercury+ 400MHz NMR Spectrometer
  • UV-Visible Spectroscopy 
    • Shimadzu UV-Vis-NIR UV-3100 Spectrometer
    • Varian Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer
    • Thermo LabSystems Multiscan UV-Visible Spectrometer with plate reader
    • Ocean Optics - USB2000 with Reflectance Probe
    • Agilent 8453 UV-Vis Photodiode Array Spectrophotometer
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy 
    • Perkin-Elmer LS-5 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
    • Varian Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
    • Turner Fluorometer
    • Thermo LabSystems Fluoroscan Ascent Fluoremeter with incubator
  • Infrared Spectroscopy 
    • 2 Perkin-Elmer FT-1600 Infrared Spectrometers
    • Shimadzu 8400 FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Raman Spectroscopy
    • Snowy Range Instruments - 785 nm Sierra

Atomic Spectroscopy

  • GBC Avanta Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Mass Spectrometry

  • Shimadzu QP-2010 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer


  • Gas Chromatography 
    • 2 Shimadzu GC-8 Gas Chromatographs with dual columns and TCD detectors
    • Shimadzu GC 2014 Capillary Column GC with FID Detector
  • Liquid Chromatography 
    • Waters Breeze HPLC system with both UV and RI detectors

Electrochemical Analysis

  • Pine WaveDriver 20 Bipotentiostat bundle with Rotating Ring Disk Electrode, WaveDriver 20 Bipotentiostat/Glavanostat system
  • BASi Epsilon Electrochemical Workstation

Optical Microscopy

  • Nikon Eclipse 50i POL Polarizing Microscope
  • Nikon C-DS Diascope Zoom Stereo Photo Microscope


  • Q20 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Synthesis Equipment

  • CEM MARS6-TA Microwave
  • BioRad BioLogic DuaFlow 10 System with BioFrac Fraction Collector
  • Teledyne CombiFlash Rf-200 UV-Vis Automated Flash Chromatography System 200-780nm UV-Vis Variable Wavelength Detector
  • Thermo Scientific Sorvall Legend XTR refrigerated centrifuge with TX-750 rotor
  • Vacuum Atmospheres Co. Controlled Atmosphere Systems Drybox

X-Ray Spectroscopy

  • Rigaku XtaLAB Mini Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer

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