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Departmental Facilities

Laboratory Facilities

The facilities for the Muskingum University Chemistry department are housed on the third floor of Boyd Science Center.  Outside of a central stockroom reside five large synthetic or “wet” laboratories equipped with standard features (e.g., numerous fume hoods, vacuum lines) that are dedicated to undergraduate course instruction.  A sixth large laboratory houses the majority of the department’s instrumentation. Specialized laboratories are available for glass blowing and variable temperature work.  Six additional laboratories are dedicated for work on student-faculty collaborative research projects.  These include facilities for inert atmosphere chemistry (e.g., a glovebox and a Schlenk line).  All chemistry majors are assigned to a laboratory providing facilities for them to carry out their research projects and work on course assignments.

A group of computers is distrubuted throughout the chemistry department laboratories. These are equipped with standard programs like the MIcrosoft Office Suite and chemistry specific programs such as ChemOffice Ultra 2005, PC Spartan, Odyssey, Bruker AXS SHELXTL X-ray Diffraction software, and access to the online holdings of OhioLink, which includes most chemistry journals.

Scientific Instrumentation

The chemistry department has a wide range of instrumentation available for use in undergraduate courses and student-faculty collaborative research projects. The following lists detail the instrumentation available to the Chemistry Department. All departmental instrumentation is used directly by students not just as demonstrations by faculty. This valuable learning experience provides students with a much deeper understanding of the operation anduses of this instrumentation.

On-Site Instrumentation

All of the following instruments are located in laboratories in Boyd Science Center and are readily accessible to chemistry students and faculty
  • Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph-14A and Methanizer
  • Perkin Elmer Clarus 600c Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 Gas Chromatograph
  • Perkin Elmr Lambda 40 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer Peltier UV Temperature Programmer PTP 1
  • Perkin Elmer High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • HPLC Autosampler, Diode Array Detector, ESA Coulochem Electrochemical Detector
  • Ocean Optics Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum RXI Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer Frontier Mid and Far Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • CHIinstruments 600B Electrochemical Analyzer
  • LiCor Biosciences DNA Sequencer
  • Varian Spectra AA 20 Atomic Absorption
  • Anasazi Instruments EFT-60 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Perkin Elmer Differential Scanning Calorimeter 4000
  • Perkin Elmer Flourescence Spectrometer LS 45
  • TA Instruments Q50 Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer

Instrumentation Available Via Internet Facilitated Remote Access

The following instruments are housed at Youngstown State University, but available to all chemistry students and faculty through internet facilitated remote access. These instruments are controlled by computers at Muskingum University through the internet. Once data has been collected by them it is transferred back to Muskingum for processing.

  • Bruker AXS APEX Single Crystal Diffractometer with CCD Area Detector
  • Bruker AVANCE II 400 MHz Nuclear Resonance Spectrometer