The chemistry department 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 Peter Findeis, analytical instrumentation specialist, and Brian Breczinski, NMR instrumentation and computer specialist.

Instrumentation Highlights

Spectroscopy & Microscopy

  • Horiba XploRA PLUS Confocal Raman Microscope
  • 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, broadband probe, two-channel 3.2 mm magic-angle spinning solids probe and actively shielded Oxford AS600 magnet
  • Varian 400 MHz DirectDrive two-channel, multinuclear NMR spectrometer (9.4 Tesla) with quad probe (​1​H, ​19​F, ​31​P, ​13​C), pulsed field gradients and premium shielded magnet
  • Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Jobin Yvon Fluorolog FL3-22 spectrofluorimeter
  • Nicolet 4700 FT-IR with Pike Scientific ATR optics
  • Nicolet iS19 FT-IR
  • ThermoScientific Evolution 699 UV/visible double beam
  • Hitachi U-2900 dual beam UV-vis spectrometer
  • Beckman DU 640 UV/VIS
  • BioTek Synergy H1MF Multi-Mode Microplate Reader


  • Akta FPLC protein purification system (GE HealthCare)
  • Waters Breeze Gel Permeation Chromatography system
  • Flash Chromatography Systems (normal and reversed-phase)
    • Biotage Isolera One
    • Teledyne Isco CombiFlash® Rf+
  • Capillary Electrophoresis Systems:
    • Agilent 7100
    • Beckman PA-800
    • 2 x Agilent G1601A
    • HP 3DCE
  • Gas Chromatography : 3 x HP6890 , HP5880A, HP5890, 2x HP 5890A.
  • Numerous HPLC and LC instruments, including:
    • Agilent 1230 LC system with quat. pump and diode array detection
    • 3 x Agilent 1100 LC systems with single wavelength detection
    • Hewlett Packard 1090 series HPLC and HP 1100/1050 Series HPLC
    • Shimadzu LC-10AS HPLC with INUS Scintillation detector


  • Beckman JE and JZ refrigerated centrifuges
  • Perkin Elmer Tri-Carb 2910 TR Liquid Scintillation Counter
  • MJ Research PTC-150 thermal cycler
  • BioRad (MJ Research) gradient mini thermal cycler
  • Sanyo -80 °C and Panasonic Twin-Guard -80 °C upright freezers
  • MicroCal iTC200 Isothermal Titration Calorimeter
  • Bio-Rad Gel Doc EZ system

Mass Spectrometry

  • Exactive Orbitrap HR-MS
  • Advion expression-L quadrupole mass spectrometer with ESI andAPCI/ASAP interfaces; TLC plate sampler
  • Agilent 5973 MSD Benchtop GC/MS
  • HP GCD Benchtop GC/MS
  • Sciex API-III+ triple quadrupole electrospray mass spectrometer


  • Tousimis Autosamdri-931 Supercritical Point Dryer
  • Harrick Plasma Cleaner with gas flow mixer
  • CME Discover Microwave Reactor
  • Bioanalytical Systems CV50/W Voltammetric Analyzer
  • Vacuum atmosphere glove box, model DL
  • Innovative Technology Pure Solv MD-5 solvent purification system
  • Bruker DE-tector dual-polarity ion mobility spectrometer
  • Ecotech NO-NO​2​-NO​x​ Analyzer
  • 2B Technologies Model 205 O​3​ Analyzer
  • TSI SMPS & nano-SMPS


  • BisonNet: Bucknell High Performance Research Computing Network
  • Multiple linux workstations for data processing and computation
  • Dedicated chemistry computer labs with 10+ PCs
  • Scheduled access to computer labs (35+ PC & Mac) in Rooke Chemistry
  • Building-wide gigabit network infrastructure
  • Gaussian16 run on a multi-processor Linux computing cluster with GaussView 6 GUI


  • Daylight Solutions mode hop free quantum cascade laser
  • Continuum Surelite I-10 Nd:YAG laser with second, third and fourth harmonic generation
  • Laser Components tunable mid-infrared diode laser
  • Edinburgh Instruments mini-TEA pulsed carbon dioxide laser