Chemical Analysis Laboratory

Spectroscopy Instruments

Agilent 8453 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

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  • Wavelength: 190-1100 nm
  • Temperature range (10-110° C)
  • Quantitative analysis for UV-Vis absorbing materials

Perkin Elmer Lamda 1050 UV-Vis –NIR Spectrophotometer

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  • Wavelength range 185 nm – 3300 nm
  • Photometric Range: 0.0002- 8 AU
  • Liquid and solid samples measuring capabilities
  • 150 mm Integrating Sphere (Total Diffuse Reflectance)
  • Triple detector module
  • Peltier System, temperature range 5 to 100°C

Varian FTS 7000 FT-IR Imaging System

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  • DTGS detector for bulk sample measurement
  • Single element MCT and FPA MCT detectors (Focal Plane Array) (64×64, takes 4096 spectra at the same time over 350×350 micron area)
  • Covers 5000 cm-1 to 950 cm-1 for MCT detectors
  • Grazing angle objective and 36x Cassegrain objective

Thermo Nicolet Almega XR Raman Microscope

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  • A confocal Raman microscope
  • 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x objectives
  • 532 nm and 785 nm lasers with CCD detector
  • Microscope stage resolution of 0.1 micron

Jasco J-810 Circular Dichroism Chiroptical Spectrometer

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  • CD/ORD spectra for optically-active compounds
  • Temperature range: -4 to 110 °C
  • Protein folding studies
  • Protein conformational studies
  • Organic stereochemistry studies
  • Purity testing of optically active substances
  • Wavelength range 163 nm to 1100 nm
  • SFM-20 Jasco/Bio-logic 2-syringe stopped-flow system

PTI QM40 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer

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  • Wavelength range: 185-900 nm
  • Sample volume: 45 uL to 3
  • Temperature: -40 to 105 °C
  • Bandpass 0 to 32 nm
  • Signal to noise ratio 10, 000 :1 or better (350nm excitation, 5 nm spectral bandpass, 1s integration time)
  • Detection limit: 460 attomolar of fluorescein solution at 0.1 M NaOH

Analytical Instruments

Agilent 1100 HPLC

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  • Diode array detector (DAD) and Sedex model 75 evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD)
  • Separation, quantification of non-volatile organic compounds

Agilent 1100 HPLC

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  • Diode array detector (DAD) and Fluorescence detector
  • Separation, quantification of non-volatile organic compounds

Agilent 1100 LC/MS (SL)

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  • Single quadrupole mass analyzer
  • API-ESI and APCI ionization sources
  • Mass range (m/z) up to 3000
  • Non-volatile organics, peptide, protein analysis
  • Deconvolution software

Agilent 6890N GC/5973 MSD

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  • Single quadrupole mass analyzer
  • Electron impact (EI) and chemical ionization (CI) sources
  • Mass range (m/z) up to 800
  • Molecular weight determination
  • Identification and quantification of volatile organics

Agilent 6890N GC

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  • Flame ionization detector (FID)
  • Quantification of volatile organic compounds

Other Instruments

Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZS

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  • Particle size distribution measurement (0.6 nm to 6 micron)
  • Zeta potential measurement
  • Molecular weight measurement (1×10ˆ3 to 2×10ˆ7 Da)
  • Temperature range of 2 to 90°C

Brookhaven BI-200SM Multi-angle Light Scattering System

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  • Both dynamic light scattering (DLS) and static light scattering (SLS)
  • Angular range: 8-155 º
  • He/Ne laser (632.8 nm)
  • Highly efficient BI9000 AT autocorrelator containing 522 selectable channels
  • Measurements of particle size and size distribution
  • Mw, Rg, A2 for dilute polymer solutions
  • CONTIN, Zimm, Guinier and Fractal analysis

TA Q50 TGA Analyzer

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  • Temperature range: ambient to 1000 °C
  • Maximum weight: 1g
  • Weight Sensitivity: 0.1µg
  • Controlled heating rate: 0.1 to 100 °C/min
  • Auto gas switch feature