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Instrumentation

Southwestern College Chemistry Department Instrumentation

The chemistry department at Southwestern is housed in a modern facility with up-to-date equipment that all majors have a chance to work on.  Student use is usually part of coursework, but may also take the form of independent research projects.

The major instrumentation includes: 

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JEOL Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer is a major tool for organic chemists to identify the products of reactions. Southwestern obtained its spectrometer in 2000 with a gift from Dow Chemical.

Perkin-Elmer FT-IR – IR (Infrared) spectroscopy is used by chemists to determine the major functional groups of organic compounds. Southwestern obtained a Perkin-Elmer Spectrum One IR spectrometer in 2000 with a gift from Dow Chemical.

Waters Breeze HPLC System – HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) is an important technique in industrial chemistry and biochemistry. The system was purchased and installed in 2001. It is used by students in CHEM324: Analytical Chemistry and for research projects.

Hitachi U-2000 UV-Vis spectrophotometer is a dual wavelength general-purpose spectrophotometer. The department also has access to numerous other visible spectrophotometers for general lab use.

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The department also has other standard equipment such as pH meters, a gas chromatograph, electrophoresis equipment, water testing equipment, and access to temperature controlled rooms.

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