The chemistry deartment offers an extensive array of research instrumentation for hands-on, independent student use in both research and teaching laboratories.

The department also receives a high level of support and training from Dr. Peter Findeis (Analytical Instrumentation Specialist) and Brian Breczinski (NMR Instrumentation and Computer Specialist).

Instrumentation Highlights

(Find the Bucknell Regional NMR Resource here)

Spectroscopy & Microscopy

  • Multimode V atomic force microscope (AFM) (Veeco Instruments)
  • Varian 600 MHz DirectDrive four-channel, multinuclear NMR spectrometer (14.1 Tesla) with pulsed field gradients, biomolecular liquids probe, two-channel 3.2mm magic-angle spinning solids probe and actively shielded Oxford AS600 magnet.
  • Varian 400 MHz DirectDrive two-channel, multinuclear NMR spectrometer (9.4 Tesla) with autotuning, pulsed field gradients and premium shielded magnet.
  • Bruker ARX-300 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (7 Tesla, double channel multinuclear capability) with direct X{H} and indirect H{X} probes and variable temperature capability.
  • Anasazi EFT / Varian EM360 60 MHz pulsed fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.
  • Siemens R3 X-Ray Crystallographic Diffractometer
    (Enraf-Nonius FR504B Precession Camera, Philips X-Ray Generator).
  • Jobin Yvon Fluorolog FL3-22 spectrofluorimeter
  • Perkin Elmer Luminescence Spectrometer LS-50
  • Nicolet Impact 410 FTIR spectrometer and
    Nicolet 5DXB FTIR.
  • Cary 2300 double-beam (near IR, vis, uv),
    Gen Tech Scientific TU 1901 double-beam UV/VIS,
    3 x HP 8452 Diode Array UV/VIS, and
    Beckman DU 640 UV/VIS.

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Chromatography

  • Akta Purifier (GE HealthCare)
  • Waters Breeze Gel Permeation Chromatography system
  • 2 x Agilent G1601A Capillary Electrophoresis System, and
    HP 3DCE Capillary Electrophoresis System
  • Gas Chromatography : 3 x HP6890 , HP5880A, HP5890, 2x HP 5890A.
  • Numerous HPLC and LC including :

    Waters Alliance HPLC with UV, conductivity detectors,
    Hewlett Packard HPLC 1090, HPLC 1100/1050 Series,
    Fisher gradient HPLC,
    Shimadzu LC-10AS HPLC with INUS Scintillation detector,
    Scientific Systems GS-400 HPLC, and
    Beckman gradient HPLC.
    Spectra-Physics SP8770 isocratric LC.
  • Pharmacia FPLC system (purification of biological macromolecules)

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Biochemistry

  • Beckman Centrifuge
  • Beckman Liquid Scintillation Counter
  • Sorvall refrigerated centrifuge.
  • MJ Research PTC-150 thermal cycler
  • BioRad (MJ Research) gradient mini thermal cycler
  • Sanyo -80 °C upright freezer

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Mass Spectrometry

  • Extrel ELQ 400 LC/GC/MS triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
  • Agilent 5973 Benchtop GC/MS
  • HP GCD Benchtop GC/MS
  • Sciex API-III+ triple quadrupole electrospray Mass Spectrometer

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Interdisciplinary

  • CME Discover Microwave Reactor
  • Princeton Applied Research Model 174 Polarograhic Analyzer and Model 303 Electrode system
  • Bioanalytical Systems CV50/W Voltammetric Analyzer
  • Surelite 1-10 Oscillator (Nd:YAG Laser)
  • Vacuum atmosphere glove box, model DL

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Computational

  • SGI O2 Molecular Modelling Workstation
  • Multiple linux workstations for data processing and computation.
  • Dedicated chemistry computer labs with 10+ Pentium4 based PCs.
  • Scheduled access to computer labs (35+ PC & Mac) in Rooke Chemistry.
  • Building-wide gigabit network infrastructure.

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