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Research Facilities

Recent funding from sources such as the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust and the University of Windsor has permitted wholesale renovation of laboratory space and acquisition of state of the art equipment for research in chemistry and biochemistry.

A full listing of our laboratories and equipment is below, please visit some of our facilities websites by clicking the highlighted links below.

Laboratories

Synthetic Laboratories
  • Organic and Inorganic Synthetic Laboratories
  • Inert Atmosphere Synthesis (Glovebox rooms)
  • Biochemistry Laboratories
Facilities Webpages
Undergraduate Teaching and Laboratories
  • Undergraduate Resource Centre (opened January 2004)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories (first phase of renovations complete September 2003, final phase of renovations complete Fall 2005)

Departmental Equipment - Full Listing

NMR/ESR Facilities
NMR Facilities
  • Bruker AvanceIII 500 MHz, with BBFO Probe and MAS II unit for Solid State NMR
  • Bruker Avance 300 MHz with BB probe, Ultrashield Magnet
  • Bruker DPX 300 MHz  with BB probe
  • Bruker DRX 300 MHZ with QNP (probe 1H, 13C, 19F,31P) for Undergraduate Lab Use
Solid-State NMR Spectrometer
  • Varian/Chemagnetics 400 MHz Wide-Bore Triple-Resonance NMR Spectrometer
  • MAS NMR Probes 2.5 mm HX, 4.0 mm HX, 4.0 mm HXY, 5.0 mm HXY
  • Wideline 5.0 mm HX probe; low-gamma tuning accessory
Electron Spin Resonance
  • Bruker ESP 300e X-Band, Variable Temperature, microwave frequency counter
X-ray Diffraction
  • Bruker Apex - CCD Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer, Low-Temp. Attachment
  • Siemens SMART System CCD X-ray diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 Discovery powder X-ray diffractometer
Mass Spectrometry
  • Waters Xevo G2-XS Tof Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
  • Waters SYNAPT G2-Si Mass Spectrometer
Spectrophotometry
  • Applied Photophysics, Nanosecond Laser Flash Photolysis Spectrometer
  • Aviv Circular Dichroic Spectrometer
  • Agilent 5340  and Varian Cary 50 UV/vis Spectrophotometers
  • Varian Cary Eclipse Fluorometer
  • Fluorescence Imaging: Zeiss Axiovert 200, with QImaging Retiga EX CCD camera
  • Varian UV-Visible Spectrometer
Infra-Red, Raman Spectroscopy
  • Renshaw UV-Raman system and Raman Microscope
  • Bomem DA3 FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Bruker -Equinox – Infrared Microscopy and Mapping
Microscopy
  • Digital Imaging Nanoscope 4  AFM/STM for atomic-scale surface imaging
Thermal/Physical Analysis
  • Micromeritics ASAP 2010 Nitrogen adsorption analyzer
Synthetic Chemistry
  • Elemental analysis:  PerkinElmer 2400 combustion CHN analyser
  • Buchi polymerization reactor
  • Lauda Langmuir-Blodgett thin film fabrication systems
Gloveboxes
  • Vacuum Atmospheres glove boxes
  • Innovative Technologies glove boxes
  • MBraun glove boxes
Chromatography
  • GC/MS: Varian 3800 GC w tandem Varian Saturn 2000 GC/MS
Environmental Chemistry, Biomarkers and Toxicology Laboratory (ECL)
  • Hewlett-Packard; 5890 Series II GC / 5970 Series MS (electron impart (EI) ionization)
  • Agilent Technologies; 6890 Series GC / micro ECD and flame ionization detector (FID)
  • Beckman-Coulter System: Gold HPLC/ Beckman 168 dual channel UV/vis absorption detector and JASCO FP-920 fluorescence detector
  • Micromass/Waters HPLC-MS-MS system: Waters 2695 HPLC / Micromass Quattromicro tandem MS-MS and Waters dual channel UV/visible absorption detector
  • Cytofluor; Series 4000, multi-well fluorescence plate reader
  • Thermo Labsystems; Luminoskan Acent, multi-well chemiluminesce plate reader
  • Laminar-flow hood for cell culturing and CO2 cell culture incubator

 

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