The Department of Chemistry is housed in PSC, the Science Annex, the Natural Science Center, Petit Science Center. Petit Science Center, Kell Hall, and the Natural Science Center feature teaching labs, offices, service modules, and research laboratories.  Major facilities include a state-of-the-art high-field regional NMR core facility with 600 and 400 MHz Bruker NMR spectrometers.


The Department is also home to a combinatorial synthesis facility.  Other instrumentation includes UV/vis, infrared, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectrophotometers, stopped flow instrumentation, two Biacore instruments, bead sorter for combinatorial chemistry, ITC and DSC instruments.  Compound separation and analysis is achieved via HPLC, FPLC, centrifugal partition chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and GC/mass spectrometry.  The departmental NMR Facility is managed by a full time Ph.D. as is the departmental Mass Spectrometry Facility.  Instrumentation shared with the Biology Department includes environmental rooms as well as a centralized DNA and peptide synthesis and analysis facilities.

Core Facilities

Computational, Culture and Fermentation and DNA Sequencing and Protoemics Facilities available via shared core facilities.

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Mass Spectrometry

The Mass Spectrometry Facility is a research resource to provide modern instrumentations and expertise in the analysis of chemical and biological molecules with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers.

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NMR Spectroscopy

The High Field NMR Facility houses Bruker 600 MHz and 400 MHz spectrometers. We also provide training and analysis of chemical and biological molecules.

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Instruments for General Use

  • Multiple UV/vis spectrophotometers
  • Nicolet Magna-IR Fourier-Transform 560 Spectrometer
  • Hitachi-Perkin Elmer MPF44a and SLM-8000C spectrofluorimeterles
  • Photon Technology International QM1 fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • JASCO J-810 circular dichroism spectrophotometer
  • Hi-Tech SF-51 stopped-flow spectrophotometer
  • Fluostar fluorescence/absorbance microplate reader
  • Beckman Biosys 2000 FPLC System
  • Beckman Avanti J25 centrifuge
  • Molecular Dynamics Storm Gel Imaging System
  • Molecular Dynamics FluorImager SI
  • Advanced ChemTech Model 496 multiple organic synthesizer (for parallel synthesis)
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Biacore 2000 and 3000 instruments
  • 2 Microcal VP ITCs and 1 Microcal VP DSC