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Laboratories:Â The Department of Chemistry features an advanced instrumentation laboratory, NMR laboratory, research laboratory for faculty-directed undergraduate projects in biochemistry and organic chemistry, and two teaching laboratories.
The superconducting 300-MHz FT-NMR instrument is a teaching and research instrument that gives students (beginning in the sophomore year) hands-on experience with NMR technology and supports the departmentâ€™s undergraduate research program. Students are trained how to acquire and interpret NMR spectra on compounds they synthesize or isolate.
Students are trained by PhD faculty on advanced instrumentation, including FT-NMR, FT-IR, GC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, AAS, and diode-array UV-VIS, DSC, and SEM.
Biochemical apparatus is used for DNA cloning, recombinant protein expression, protein expression, protein purification, and protein functional characterization. Resources include PCR thermocycler, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis cells, a Western blot transfer cell, a high resolution gel imaging system, a Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system, and a 96-well microplate reader.
Throughout the curriculum, students use high performance computing resources for molecular modeling using the Gaussian suite of programs from personalized accounts.
The Warner Library also includes access to the premier chemistry journal database called SciFinder. The Chemistry Department is located in the center of campus in Andrews Hall.