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Chemistry

Instrumentation

Current Instrumentation available for Research: 

400 MHz NMR : Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy
broad band & inverse probes with x,y,z gradient controls
Mostly used for structure determination of small molecules

AA: Atomic Absorption spectroscopy
Determines the concentration of an element in a flame or hot gas.

Centrifuges (various: standard and high-speed with refrigeration)

Electrochemistry (Cyclic Voltammetry)
Measures the current that develops in an electrochemical cell under conditions where is in excess of that predicted.

FTIR (Diamond ATR capabilities): Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Measures the Infrared radiation is absorbed by a sample.Attenuated Total Reflectance measures the changes that occur in a totally internally reflected infrared beams when the beam comes into contact with a sample.

Fluorimeter
Measures the fluorescence given off by a sample after being brought up to an excited state.

GC – Gas Chromatography
Separation technique used to analyze volatile substances in a gas phase.
FID – Flame Ionization Detector
TCD – Thermal Conductivity Detector
ECD – Electron Capture Detector
MS – Mass Spectrometry
EI – Electron-impact Ionization
CI – Chemical Ionization


HPLC: High Performance Liquid chromatography
Separation technique to identify and quantify each component of a liquid sample.

Hydrogenation System
Treats a chemical with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst at an increased pressure and temperature.

IC: Ion Chromatography
A type of liquid chromatography that determines the presence and concentration of ions in a sample

Lyophilizer:  freeze-drying
Dehydration process that works by freezing a sample and then reducing the surrounding pressure to allow the frozen water in the sample to sublimate.

Microplate UV-Vis Plate readers
Measures the amount of light (ultraviolet and visible) transmitted through a plate of samples

Polarimeter
Measures the angle of rotation caused by passing polarized light through an optically active substance

Rotary Vaporizer
Reduces the volume of a solvent by distributing it as a thin film across the interior of a vessel at elevated temperature and reduces pressure

Surface Area Analyzer
helps researchers obtain the area or pore size of surfaces on samples

UV-Vis Spectroscopy: Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy
Determines what wavelengths that molecules absorb UV and visible light

ICP-MS (Geology): Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy
Converts the atoms of the elements in a sample to ions and then separated and detected by the mass spectrometer.

XRD (Geology): X-Ray Diffraction
Used to identify crystalline materials and unit cell dimensions

 

 For any questions regarding scheduling and maintenance of CWU Chemistry Instrumentation, please contact the Instrument Techs.

 

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