Instrumentation

Here are some of the instruments within the chemistry department.

  • Spec 20 spectrometers
  • pH meters
  • PerkinElmer and Buick Scientific atomic absorption/emission spectrometers
  • PerkinElmer "Spectrum One" Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer
  • Shimadzu gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer
  • Spectral Instruments ultraviolet-visible spectrometer
  • Bio-Rad high pressure liquid chromatograph
  • SRI variable temperature gas chromatographs
  • BAS electrochemistry system
  • Turner filter fluorometer
  • Abbe 3L refractometer
  • Johnson Matthey magnetic susceptibility balance

hplc

Shiyue Yan using HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) to examine the amount of vanillin in vanilla extract.

 

betsy-on-aa

Elizabeth Clemons determining sodium in tap water using AA (atomic absorption spectroscopy).

 

charlotte

Charlotte Tay analyzing lead in soil samples by AA.

 

 

schlenk

Using a Schlenk line to make an air-sensitive compound in the advanced inorganic lab. (Our magnetic susceptibility balance is on the desk in the background.)

 

gcms

Sonia Lyle inserting samples into the autosampler of the GC/MS (gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer).