Chemical Instrumentation

E. L. Wiegand Integrated Research and Learning Lab

Chemical Instrumentation

The chemistry department has continued to acquire new equipment and instrumentation to support our exemplary undergraduate educational environment. We have been able to acquire modern instrumentation thanks to faculty grant writing efforts, generous donors, and an institutional commitment from the college to a strong chemistry program. We have, and students routinely operate independently, several instruments that are uncommon at primarily undergraduate institutions.

Chemistry instruments

This instrumentation is not simply for a few students to use on faculty research projects, it is all regularly used in course-based learning across our curriculum; therefore, this instrumentation provides a direct benefit to all students who take chemistry courses. The chemistry faculty at Carroll College work to ensure that all students receive exceptional training on and direct access to modern instrumentation.

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.

Major Instruments

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Bruker Ascend Aeon 400 MHz NMR with active refrigeration system and autosampler
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Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010 SE with auto-sampler and direct sample injection (DI) capabilities
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MBraun UniLab SP Pro Glovebox
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Perkin-Elmer Avio 200 inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer
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Agilent 1260 Quaternary Pump HPLC with autosampler and fraction collector
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ThermoFisher iS10 FTIR with diamond ATR accessory and gas sampling cells
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HP 8453 diode array UV-visible spectrophotometer
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CH 600E Instruments electrochemical analyzer potentiostat/galvanostat

General Instruments/Equipment

  • 2 Ocean Optics visible range fiber optic spectrophotometers
  • 6 Spectronic 20 Genesys spectrophotometers
  • 4 Spectronic Genesys 5 spectrophotometers
  • Vernier Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer + Fluorometer
  • Hand-held ion-selective electors (Oakton meter and Cole-Palmer electrodes)
  • Ocean Optics fiber optic fluorometer

Facilities

The E. L. Wiegand Integrated Research and Learning Lab, 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 upper-division capstone chemistry Integrated Lab course (CH 411 & 412). This course combines techniques and subject material from all of the different upper division courses, as well as original research into the curriculum. 

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.

In addition to the Integrated Lab our other laboratory space includes, two laboratory spaces dedicated to General Chemistry (CH 101 & 102) and Essentials of Chemistry (CH 111).

Lab

One dedicated laboratory space for Organic Chemistry (CH 301 & 302) and one dedicated laboratory space for Biochemistry (CH 353 & 354) and Quantitative Analysis (CH 205).

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Other Resources

The resources found thought the Chemistry department include: glassware (including 2 Schlenk lines for air-free synthesis), ovens (glassware, muffle, and vacuum), refrigerators and freezers, rotary evaporators, vacuum pumps, 2 PureLab 18 megaohm deionizing units and other synthetic and experimental equipment. The building is also supplied with vacuum, natural gas, a walk-in refrigerator and reverse-osmosis purified water.