Facilities

The Department of Chemistry is located in the Park Science Center together with the other science departments. Chemistry research and teaching activities are carried out in 50,000 square feet of space, including 35,000 square feet in two wings completed in 1992 and 15,000 square feet of space renovated in 1993. Research instrumentation includes:

  • 300 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Atomic-Force Microscope
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Fourier Transform-Infrared (FT-IR) spectrophotometers
  • Fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometers
  • High-Pressure Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC)
  • Liquid scintillation counter
  • Cold rooms
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Potentiostats and Biopotentiostat
  • Machine shop staffed with two full-time machinists skilled in scientific apparatus design and construction
  • Four computational servers with Gaussian 03 and Sybyl 6.92
  • Outstanding library resources, including Scifinder Scholar; a campus collection comprised of over one million volumes, including books, documents, microform, and multimedia material; a tri-college collection with Haverford and Swarthmore of one million-plus titles; over 550 journal subscriptions in the sciences with internet access to the most recent issues.

 

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