Facilities & Equipment


The main chemistry facilities are the Thompson Chemistry Laboratory, the Morley Science Laboratories, and the Schow Science Library. These buildings house the instructional laboratories and classrooms as well as the offices and the research laboratories of approximately half of the chemistry faculty. A fine research and teaching library, the general chemistry stockrooms, and facilities for handling laboratory animals are also located here.

The Bronfman Science Center was specifically planned to accommodate collaborative research and contains a central pool of research instruments. The other half of the chemistry faculty have their offices and research laboratories in the Bronfman Science Center. The Bronfman Science Center also contains a student machine shop, an electronics shop, and a photographic darkroom.

* If you wish to visit the Laboratory, any member of the Department will be glad to talk with you and show you the facilities. All instrumentation and other specialized apparatus are readily available for student use both in scheduled laboratory work and in independent research projects. Inquire at the information window in the entrance hallway. The Department welcomes inquiries from interested students, either by mail or in person.


Major equipment in shared labs and research labs in the Thompson Laboratories, Morley Science Laboratory, and Bronfman Science Center include:

  • Bruker Avance 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
  • Jeol RE1X Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer (ESR)
  • Agilent 7890/5795C Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • HP/Agilent 5890 GCs with integrators
  • Dionex Ion Chromatograph (IC)
  • Waters Gel Permeation Chromatograph (GPC)
  • Agilent HPLC – Esquie 3000+ electrospray ion trap MS
  • Bruker Microflex MALDI-TOF MS
  • HP and Ocean Optics diode array UV-vis spectrophotometers
  • Thermo NanoDrop UV-vis spectrophotometer
  • Jasco FP-6300 spectrofluorometer
  • Jasco J-815 circular dichroism spectrometer (CD)
  • Perkin-Elmer 241 polarimeter
  • Spectra Physics Nd:YAG-pumped dye laser
  • Perkin-Elmer Atomic Absorption/Emission Spectrophotometer (AAS/AES)
  • Cary/OLIS 14 UV-vis-NIR spectrophotometer
  • Thermo/Nicolet 6700 Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR)
  • Nicolet 5100 FTIR and IR microscope
  • Minus 80°C freezers
  • Cold room facilities
  • TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Parr bomb calorimeter
  • Biotage Initiator microwave synthesizer
  • CD laboratory ozone generator
  • Glass Contour solvent purification system
  • Braun glove box
  • Laser scanning confocal microscope
  • Agilent Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM)
  • FEI Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • FEI Phillips CM-10 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Gaetner Elipsometer
  • Phillips powder-pattern X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
  • BAS potentiostat and electroanalysis
  • Beckman L7 Ultracentrifuge
  • Promega Microplate Multimode Reader
  • BioRad MiniOpticon PCR
  • BioRad CFX-96 qPCR
  • Dako/Beckman Coulter CyAn ADP flow cytometer
  • Wyatt DynaPro NanoStar dynamic light scattering (DLS)
  • Dionex ASE 200 Accelerated Solvent Extractor
  • Biotage TurboVap LV concentration workstation


Chemical Inventory

Learn about the Chemistry Department’s chemical inventories.