Laboratories

Our equipment and facilities are designed for student and faculty research and classroom and laboratory teaching. The department houses four laboratories and an advanced instrumentation room.

All equipment is available for research and for course lab work. Any student who is properly trained may use the equipment, which is very unusual and is a highlight of the chemistry program. In addition, the department has use of core research facilities at Brown University, the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University as part of the INBRE and EPSCoR consortium.

Equipment includes:

  • HP5972 A Gas chromatograph/Mass spectrometer
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Varian (FTIR) Fast Fourier Transform Infra-red spectrophotometer
  • HP8452 UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • HP8453 UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • PE AAS300 Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Bruker 200 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrophotometer
  • Waters 486/717 High performance Liquid Chromatograph
  • 3 ABI 783A/400 High performance Liquid Chromatographs
  • Fluorometer
  • Raman spectrophotometer
  • ABBE refractometer
  • 10 Mettler AE206 balances
  • 16 student chemistry stations (tablet PC computer, GLX interface, conductivity probe, pH probe, pressure probe, temperature probe, drop counter, colorimeter, Amadeus Vis spectrometer, computerized balance)
  • 12 student physics stations (tablet PC computer, GLX interface, motion sensor, rotary motion sensor, track, optics kit, electronics box, force sensor)
  • Elix 10 water deionizer

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