Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New instruments for the lab

Internal grants obtained by Professors Bill Feighery and Gretchen Anderson were used in part to purchase a new liquid chromatography system (right).  Agilent Technologies installed the 1220 Infinity LC system today.  This instrument will be used for student laboratories and research. 

This semester also marked the introduction of Raman spectroscopy to the student labs.  Both Professors Grace Muna and Matt Marmorino prepared experiments for students of Instrumental Analysis (CHEM C410) and Physical Chemistry (CHEM C362) using the Advantage 200A system (left) from DeltaNu.  Raman spectroscopy uses scattering to complement information obtained from IR absorption spectroscopy.