Chemistry Resources

Eastern's Chemistry Laboratories

In addition to its main teaching laboratories, the Department of Chemistry has dedicated research and advanced instrumentation laboratory spaces, including an adjoining nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) room.  Chemistry students have numerous opportunities to gain hands-on experience using each type of instrumentation during coursework and during collaborative research projects with faculty.  Additionally, students use high performance computing resources for molecular modeling throughout the curriculum with the Gaussian suite of programs.  For literature searches, Eastern University provides access to SciFinder®, the premier search engine for chemical journals and bibliographic research.  The Department of Chemistry is located in Andrews Hall.

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Our on-site instrumentation includes the following:


  • Perkin Elmer Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrophotometer with ATR capability
  • Varian Gemini 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer atomic spectrometer (AAS) for absorption and emission spectroscopy
  • Hewlett Packard UV/VIS diode array spectrophotometer
  • ThermoScientific Multiskan microplate photometer (340 -850 nm range)
  • Thermo Scientific UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Pharmacia Biotech UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Electron Genesys 10 UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Beckman-Coulter DU-730 UV/VIS
  • Spectronic Instruments Genesys 20 visible spectrophotometer


  • Perkin Elmer gas chromatograph with flame-ionization detector and optional headspace analyzer (GC)
  • Agilent high performance liquid chromatography system (HPLC)
  • Hewlett Packard gas chromatography system with mass spectrometric detection (GC-MS)
  • Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system


  • Eppendorf PCR thermocycler
  • Protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis cells
  • Bio-Rad Trans-Blot Western transfer cell
  • UVP High resolution gel imaging system
  • IEC Multi-RF and Eppendorf 5424 Centrifuges
  • VWR Incubator-shaker
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Branson Sonifier
  • Dynex microplate wash system


  • Rayonet photochemical reactor
  • Buchi rotoevaporators
  • Buchi Kugelrohr distillation apparatus
  • Schlenk line with 4-port manifold
  • Chemglass protable high vacuum system
  • Fisher ultrasonic bath sonicator


  • TA Instruments Q20 differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)
  • Parrr oxygen bomb calorimeter


  • Assorted ion-selective electrodes for detecting analytes such as Ag+, Cl-,and I-  in aqueous solutions
  • Lawson EMF-16 data acquisition system for continuous monitoring of up to 16 ion-selective electrodes simultaneously
  • Hoffman water electrolysis apparatus
  • Vernier interface modules and assorted sensors

Proximity to Philadelphia

Eastern’s location just outside of Philadelphia provides students with a wide array of internship opportunities at local hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, specialty chemical companies, research centers, universities and non-profit organizations. Students are also encouraged to participate in internships and research programs across the country and around the world.

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