Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry

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Chemistry Research Facilities

600-MHz NMR SpectrometerResources at Clark

The Chemistry Department is housed in the Jeppson Laboratory (completed in 1969) and in the Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center (built in 1984). The Sackler Sciences Center (24,000 square feet) connects Jeppson and the newly renovated (2005) Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science Building. Jeppson contains approximately 27,000 square feet of floor space devoted to research laboratories and undergraduate teaching laboratories as well as lecture and seminar rooms and department offices. In September of 1984, Jeppson became part of the Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center. The new facilities, constructed at a cost of $8 million, house research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, and a 5,000 square foot science library.

Most of the equipment is used for both research and teaching. All faculty, post-docs, and graduate students have access to the instrumentation as do undergraduate students involved in faculty-sponsored independent research projects. In addition, advanced undergraduate courses utilize many of these instruments. The Department encourages undergraduates who have taken at least Introductory and Organic Chemistry courses to participate with faculty and graduate students in performing original research.

Within the Sackler Sciences Center, the Chemistry Department has access to state-of-the-art equipment for structure determination and assessment of macromolecular dynamics, thermodynamic studies, kinetic studies, molecular biology, and protein purification. The department is also well equipped with a large array of computer work stations to facilitate both sophisticated computations and the visualization of complex biomolecular structures. Some of the major equipment includes:

  • Mercury VX 200 MHz solution-state NMR Spectrometer equipped with a 5-mm switchable broadband probe
  • Varian Inova 400 MHz wide bore NMR Spectrometer, dual solids/liquids system equipped with both static and MAS probes
  • Varian Inova 600 MHz, 4 channel solution-state NMR Spectrometer equipped with a 5-mm PFG triple-resonance probe
  • Varian Mercury-plus 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer
  • Varian Inova 600 MHz liquids NMR Spectrometer with Cold Probe
  • Bruker EMX EPR Spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC-7 JADE)
  • Buck Scientific Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Model 210-VGP)
  • Perkin-Elmer GC-Mass Spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer HPLC with GPC capability
  • Agilent Cary Eclipes fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Perkin-Elmer LS45 luminescence spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer FTIR (Spectrum 100)
  • Amplitron II Thermolyne Instrument for PCR
  • Sorvall RC-6 High Speed Centrifuge
  • Bruker-AXS D8 Focus Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Quantum Design MPMS-XL SQUID Magnetometer
  • Jasco J-815 circular dichroism spectropolarimeter
  • Applied Biosystems 433A peptide synthesizer
  • Varian ProStar HPLC with analytical and preparative capabilities
  • Solartron 1260A Impedance/Frequency Response Analyzer
  • Solartron 1287A Potentiostat/Electrochemical Interface
  • TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer (Q500 TGA)
  • Cary 50 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Cary 60 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Beckman HPLC
  • 2 x New Brunswick Incubator Shakers I26R
  • 2 x New Brunswick Excella E24 shakers
  • Sorvall Lynx 4000 centrifuge with fixed and swinging bucket rotors
  • Avestin Emulsiflex C5 homogenizer with a devoted high-pressure airline hookup
  • Beckman-Coulter Optima L-XP ultracentrifuge
  • GE Healthcare ÄKTA pure 25L FPLC system with fraction collector
  • 2 x Shimadzu UV/Vis Spectrophotometers
  • Bio-Rad T-100 thermal cycler
  • 4x Bio-Rad Tetra-Pak SDS-PAGE apparatuses
  • -80°C Fisher Science Isotemp Freezer
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity HPLC system with Agilent 6120 LC/MS
  • LC technologies Solvent purification system
  • Hitachi TM-3000 Table-top SEM
  • Tescan Vega 3 SBU SEM
  • Beckman Coulter SA3100 Surface Area Analyzer
  • Amsco Lab 250 Small Scientific Laboratory Steam Sterilizer
  • Campus-wide Shared High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC)
    (List updated Summer 2017)