Major Instruments

Officially, the centrifuge is a Beckman Coulter XL-I ProteomeLab Protein Characterization System. The three students are, from left to right, Tuyetdung Tran, Elizabeth Calabretta, and Brooke Allen. All three are Chemistry majors. Tuyetdung is a sophomore; Elizabeth and Brooke are freshmen.

Molecular Modeling Center

Analice Sowell, '02, sits at one of two new computers equipped with the Spartan Molecular Modeling software. This software allows students and faculty to construct models of molecules and then perform quantum mechanical calculations. Among the possible calculations are molecular vibrations. Selecting one of the vibrations will cause the model to vibrate in that mode, showing which atoms are involved. These new computers and the Spartan software were a gift from a generous friend of the department.

The following instruments were purchased with funds from the 1997 Assisi Foundation of Memphis grant.

Model GCD
Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer

Brian Polk, Class of '97, working with CBU's GCD with an autosampler. The GCD's Pentium computer is connected to the World Wide Web.

Model M-500
Infrared Spectrometer

Brian Polk, Class of '97, working at the computer which is connected to the Buck Modell M-500 Infared spectrometer. The computer is used to display and manipulate the spectra using Grams IR software. It is also used for spectral library data base searches. The IR's computer is connected to the World Wide Web.

Model 8453 Diode-Array
Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer

with auto sipper

Tammy Nguyen, Class of '99, working with one of the three HP 8453 Diode-Array Spectrometers equipped with sippers for sampling. All three of the Diode-Array's Pentium computers are connected to the World Wide Web.

Model 210VGP
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Magda Kaminska, '98 running a sample on the Buck Scientific AA.

The following instruments were purchased with funds from the 2003 Assisi Foundation of Memphis grant.

Anasazi Instruments
Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Jeff Crisp, Class of '03, working with the FT-NMR. Both H-1 and C-13 can be studied on this spectrometer using a permanent magnet. Data collected on this instrument can be investigated using NUTS NMR software on one of the departmental workstations. The instrument has recently been upgraded to a Wideband configuration. Click here for a PowerPoint slide show show C-1, C-13, Si-29, and Sn-117/Sn-119 analysis of a sample.

Click here for a photo album of the NMR being delivered.

Perkin Elmer
Spectrum One
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

Manish Patel running a sample on the new PE SpectrumOne FTIR.

Perkin Elmer
High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph

Other Major Instruments

Computer Workstations

Analice Hosey Sowell, Class of '02, working on one of three computer workstations available in the Chemistry Resource Room for student use. All workstations have Netscape Navigator to access the World Wide Web.

Model 1600
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

Christina Bradley, Class of '98, running a sample on the PE Model 1600 FTIR.

High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph

Equipped with two solvent pumps and both a tunable wavelength UV and a refractive index detector.

Model 8452a Diode-Array
Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer

Lan Nguyen, Class of '98, working with one of two HP8452a Diode-Array Spectrometer. The controlling computers of these spectrometers can be used as computer workstations when connected the World Wide Web.

Bruker Nonius
Single Crystal Xray Diffractometer

CBU Chemistry is part of the Central States X-ray Diffraction Consortium located at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. CBU students and faculty can determine the structure of single crystals remotely using the diffractometer viewed in the Diffractometer room.

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