Facilities

The department is housed in DePaul Hall on the 2nd floor. There you will find teaching and research laboratories, faculty offices and the chemistry library.

There are laboratories for: General Chemistry, Organic, Biochemistry, Analytical, Instrumental, Physical Chemistry and Advanced Organic. Laboratory instrumentation includes: nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, ultraviolet-visible and mass spectrometers; atomic absorption; gas and liquid chromatographs. The Chemistry Department also has a Silicon Graphics Workstation with the Sybyl Molecular Modeling Program. The Chemistry library houses chemistry reference sources, current journals and the Chemical Abstracts collection. It also serves as a multimedia center for the department and contains computers for student use, a video projector with computer and network connections, as well as DVD and VHS players.

Silicon Graphics Computer and Computational Chemistry Equipment

Thanks to New York State's Gen*NY*sis program NU has received $2 million to install high-tech bioinformatics research equipment. The new computational modeling lab includes 10 new hp 1230 using SYBYL 7.0. This places the NU Chemistry Department on top in Computational Modeling. New majors are now being offered in conjunction with the new lab. NU students and graduates are on the leading edge of technology and will leave NU with much more knowledge than graduates of many other colleges. NU offers much more than any other undergraduate college in terms of computational chemistry and molecular modeling. The glasses allow students to see structures on the computer in 3D.

Solution and Solid Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrophotometer

Purchased in 2006, the Varian Mercury-Plus, Oxford AS400 NMR; is being used by students and faculty working in organic, inorganic, polymer, physical, and biochemistry, for structure determination.

Gas Chromatrography-Mass Spectrometer

Purchased in 2005, the Varian CP-3800 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer; is being used by students and faculty working in organic, analytical, and medicinal chemistry, as well as in biology, for identification and quantification of compounds.

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Purchased in 2005, the Perkin Elmer Pyris 6 Differential Scanning Calorimeter; is being used by students and faculty working in physical and polymer chemistry, for determination of thermoproperties of new compounds as well as mixtures.

Thermogravimetric Analyzer

Purchased in 2006, the TA Instruments Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer; is being used by students and faculty working in physical and polymer chemistry, for determination of thermodegradative properties of new compounds as well as mixtures.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Purchased in 2006, the Agilent Technologies 1200 Series HPLC/GPC; is being used by students and faculty working in analytical, medicinal, organic, polymer and biochemistry, for identification and quantification of compounds.

Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer

Purchased in 2006, the Perkin Elmer Lambda 650 UV-Vis Spectrometer; is being used by students and faculty working in organic, medicinal, physical, and biochemistry, for quantification of compounds and well as determining chemical interactions.

Luminescence Spectrometer

Purchased in 2004, the Perkin Elmer LS 45 Luminescence Spectrometer; is being used by students and faculty working in analytical and biochemistry, for assay development.

Instrumentation Lab

Advanced Organic Lab