Here are the highlights of the instrumentation used in undergraduate laboratories and available for a number of chemical analyses by contacting Rebecca Jamieson.

500 MHz NMR

High Field NMR spectrometers

  • Bruker Avance Neo 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer; HX broadband iProbe 199Hg – 19F and 17O – 109Ag (20 – 162 MHz); BOSS-III shims with 36 gradient shims and ability to lock multiple solvent signals simultaneously; BSVT unit to allow temperature control -100 to 150°C; 24 position Autosampler

  • Varian INOVA 500 MHz NMR/Sun Work Station Running VNMRJ; 1H-19F/15N-31P 5 mm PFG Probe, 1H{15N-31P} 5mm PFG Indirect Detect Probe; Variable temperature (Faculty of Engineering: GGTC building)


  • 5977 Agilent GC/MS; Quad-EI, autosampler, double inlet, FID and NPD
  • HP5890 GC with FID; HP-5 column, temperature programming, autoinjector
  • Agilent 1200 series HPLC; DAD and fluorescence detector, quad pump, autosampler, temperature programmable column compartment
  • Capillary Electrophoresis; various instruments with DAD or UVD, autosamplers, refrigerated sample compartment
  • Elementar Total Organic Carbon analyzer with NDIR
  • Magnetic susceptibility balance (Sherwood Scientific)


  • Varian SpectrAA 220Z Atomic Absorption spectrometer; graphite furnace, Zeeman background correction, HC lamps for 20+ metals, autosampler
  • Varian SpectrAA 20 Atomic Absorption spectrometer; flame ionization, HC lamps for 20+ metals
  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR spectrometer; various sample holders and compartments including diamond ATR accessory
  • Cary 8454 Diode Array UV-vis spectrometer; cuvette holder with stir bar, temperature control, kinetics software
  • DU 800 Diode Array UV-vis spectrometer; flow cell, kinetics software
  • Fluorescence spectrometer (Perkin-Elmer)
  • Miscellaneous UV-Vis Spectrophotometers


  • Gel Imager from Bio-Rad
  • xMark Microplate reader
  • Floor Model Incubator Shaker (heated and refrigerated)
  • Superspeed Sorvall RC-5B centrifuge; refrigerated, various rotors
  • Autoclave, PCR, gel electrophoresis apparatuses