Carroll College, Helena Montana
Integrated Lab

Chemical Instruments

E. L. Wiegand Integrated Research and Learning Lab



Bruker Ascend Aeon 400 MHz NMR with active refrigeration system and autosampler

This new laboratory space (pictured above), which was completed in December 2014, features a high-resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR), allowing Carroll students and faculty to command the preeminent technique for determining the structure of organic compounds. Also included are eight fume hoods for upper division chemistry courses and four fume hoods dedicated as research space for the student-faculty research programs in the chemistry department. Complete outfitting of the laboratory with necessary glassware and equipment has made the laboratory a remarkable space. This facility compliments the implementation of Carroll’s new upper-division chemistry laboratory course "Integrated Laboratory". This course combines techniques and subject material from all of the different upper division courses, as well as original research into the curriculum. The lab meets twice a week for both semesters of the senior year.  

In honor of the project’s largest grant source, the new facility was christened the E. L. Wiegand Integrated Research and Learning Lab. The E. L. Wiegand Foundation, which has been so generous in supporting Carroll research in this and many other science initiatives, is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

Students Working in the Weigand Integrated Research and Learning Lab

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Major Instruments

 Spectroscopy

  • Bruker Ascend Aeon 400 MHz NMR with active refrigeration system and autosampler
  • 2 Ocean Optics visible range fiber optic spectrophotometers
  • 6 Spectronic 20 Genesys spectrophotometers
  • 4 Spectronic Genesys 5 spectrophotometers
  • HP 8453 diode array UV-visible spectrophotometer
  • Ocean Optics fiber optic fluorometer
  • ThermoFisher iS10 FTIR with diamond ATR accessory and gas sampling cells
  • Perkin-Elmer Optima 2000 DV inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer

Chromatography

  • Agilent 1260 Quaternary Pump HPLC with autosampler and fraction collector
  • HP 6890 gas chromatograph with FID and HP 5973 mass spectrometer detectors.

Additionally, the Chemistry department houses glassware (including 2 Schlenk lines for air-free synthesis), ovens (glassware, muffle, and vacuum), refrigerators and freezers, rotary evaporators, vacuum pumps, and other synthetic and experimental equipment.  The building is also supplied with vacuum, natural gas, and reverse-osmosis purified water.