Dr. Janet Rogers
The instruments and equipment that students use in their chemistry coursework at EU offers them hands-on experience with the devices they will use in their professional lives and makes classroom learning effective and tangible. The Chemistry Department is very excited to announce that it has acquired two new instruments that will provide students with additional research and educational opportunities. Currently used instruments are listed below.
The chemistry department recently has acquired a new, state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. The new system, a Bruker BioSpin Avance III HD 400, is the most sensitive, most accurate, highest performance NMR spectrometer in the market today, with robust, automated and intuitive software. It is ideal for both the teaching lab and research.
With the new instrument, the chemistry department will not only provide data to its science students and academic researchers, but it also can provide high-quality NMR data to others in the northwest Pennsylvania region. The department will be able to offer services to other academic institutions as well as companies specializing in, for example, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, nutritional sciences, polymers and water analysis.
The purchase was funded by a Pennsylvania State Furnishing Fixtures and Equipment Grant as one of the last steps in the extensive renovations and updates to Cooper Science Hall.
The department also recently acquired a new, state-of-the-art analytical instrument called a gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, or GC-MS. The GC-MS is one of the most widely used and most powerful tools for chemical analysis. The new system, a Shimadzu Corporation modal QP2010 Ultra, will replace the older GC-MS systems in the department. The new instrument will be used by Edinboro students as part of their laboratory training and by students and faculty as part of their research.
The purchase also was funded by a Pennsylvania State Furnishings, Fixtures and Equipment Grant as one of the finishing touches in the expansion of Cooper Science Hall.
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Ion exchange chromatography
Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Laboratory Microwave Oven
Interface for DSC and TGS