The chemistry department has shared facilities in our Chemical Instrumentation Center (CIC) for EPR (Bruker EleXsys EPR: E-500-A console with ER 049SX SuperX Bridge; SuperX or Double Rectangular or Dual Mode Cavity), mass spectrometry (Bruker ULTRAFLEX III, Bruker REFLEX II, Waters AutoSpec, Waters LCT, Shimadzu LCMS-2010A, Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010S), NMR (Varian Mercury Plus 300, Bruker AVANCE 360, two Bruker AVANCE III 400, two Bruker AVANCE 500, Bruker AVANCE 600), and X-ray diffraction (Bruker Quazar APEX2 with a Mo Kα IµS radiation source and Bruker SMART APEX2 with a Cu Kα conventional sealed X-ray tube with Oxford Cryosystems low temperature devices; Bruker D8 Advance with a Cu Kα conventional sealed X-ray tube and Lynxeye detector). The CIC is under the direction of Prof. Samuel Gellman, and is maintained by a staff of six Ph.D. specialists. The Department also has an in house electronics shop, machine shop, glass shop and an instrumentation shop. Full time staff members are available to assist graduate students and post doctoral associates with the design and fabrication of specialized equipment for experiments.

 

Detailed list of NMR/EPR equipment: 

-       Varian MercuryPlus 300 -- standard NMR with rapid access and auto-sample
-       Bruker AVANCE 360 -- houses the Wisconsin High-Pressure NMR Reactor system (WiHP-NMRR); broadband capabilities, variable temperature [-150 to +150 °C] with gas pressures in excess of 1000psi
-       Bruker AVANCE 400(a) -- state-of-the-art high-throughput capabilities directed toward undergraduate education and research training with Bruker SampleJet sample changer plus BBFO+ probe 
-       Bruker AVANCE 400(b) -- state-of-the-art high-throughput capabilities directed toward synthetic research progress with Bruker SampleJet sample changer plus BBFO+ probe
-       Bruker AVANCE 500(a) -- state-of-the-art direct-X detection with Bruker Prodigy BB LN2-cooled probe; extensive kinetics and dynamics capabilities (Smartprobe); triple resonance 19F-13C-1H experiments (FCH probe); autosampler
-       Bruker AVANCE 500(b) -- state-of-the-art 13C capabilities with Bruker DCH LHe-cooled cryoprobe; autosampler
-       Bruker AVANCE 600 -- houses the Center for Laser-Assisted NMR:  Bruker TCI-F LHe-cooled cryoprobe and autosampler interfaced to Coherent Inova Sabre DBW25 Laser, Coherent Chameleon Ultra Laser, and Ultra High Power LED-450 and 405 light sources
-       Bruker EleXsys EPR -- very high sensitivity EPR with ER 049SX SuperX Bridge and SuperX, Double Rectangular, and Dual Mode Cavities

 

Detailed list of MASS equipment: 

-    Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Plus (ESI-Q-orbitrap-MS) 
-    Bruker impact II (ESI-Q-TOF-MS)
-    Bruker microFlex LRF (MALDI-TOF-MS)
-    Bruker ultraFlex III (MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS)
-    Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010S (GC-EI-single quad-MS)
-    Waters LCT (ESI-TOF-MS)
-    Shimadzu 2010A (ESI- single quad-MS)