Facilities

The chemistry facilities at Berea College include:

  • we currently own a 500 MHz JEOL ECZR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer which is equipped with a z-field gradient amplifier, a gradient probe, multinuclear capability, a 3.6mm MAS probe, and a variety of other accessories. We use this instrument in research as well as for various laboratory experiments in our undergraduate curriculum,
  • a Waters 1525/2487 HPLC with column heater and dual-wavelength detector,
  • a Waters e2695 HPLC with 2489 UV/Vis and 2432 Conductivity detectors,
  • a Millrock Technology Lyophilizer with multiple ports,
  • a Thermo Evolution 201 UV/Vis Spectrometer with 8 sample positions,
  • a Ocean Optics FLAME UV/Vis Spectrometer with Quantum Northwest TC125 temperature controller,
  • a Shimadzu RF5301pc Luminescence Spectrometer,
  • Thermal-Nicolet Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (model 380, 2007) with single bounce diamond ATR (SMART-ATR),
  • Finnigan LCQ Deca XP Max Electrospray Mass Spectrometer with Finnigan Surveyor Autosampler/HPLC interface,
  • a Phillips XPert powder X-ray diffractometer,
  • an Eppendorf Vacufuge plus with rotors for Eppendorf tubes as well as larger centrifuge tubes,
  • an HP 7820 GC with FID detector with autosampler,
  • an HP 7820 GC with a 5977B Mass Spectrometer Detector and autosampler,
  • a Parker/Balston hydrogen gas generator to replace He as flow gas in the GCs,
  • an Amersham Biosciences AKTA FPLC System with UPC-900, P-920 Pump & Frac-950 Fraction Collector housed in 4˚C refrigerator,
  • a Buck Accusys 211 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer,
  • a Thermo Smart2Pure distilled water system to supply both 5 (Type 2) and 18 (Type 1) M-ohm water,
  • a CEM Microwave reactor with a LibertyLite peptide synthesizer,
  • three Cole-Palmer Rotary Evaporators with –20˚C Thermo Polystat chiller baths,
  • a VAC systems high-performance glove box for work at low pressure or inert (N2) atmospheres with attached -30˚C fridge.
  • two undergraduate research facilities (MAC 460 and 248),
  • one smaller laboratory with 8 hood stations for advanced lab and lectures with seating for 16 (MAC470),
  • one large laboratory with 10 hood stations for organic and analytical chemistry with seating for 32 (MAC457),
  • one large laboratory with 20 snorkel stations for general and allied health chemistry with seating for 32+ (MAC257)