The chemistry facilities at Berea College include:

  • Thermal-Nicolet Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (model 380, 2007),
  • a Shimadzu RF5301pc Luminescence Spectrometer,
  • Ocean Optics USB4000 UV/Vis Spectrometer with Quantum Northwest TC125 temperature controller,
  • Finnigan LCQ Deca XP Max Electrospray Mass Spectrometer with Finnigan Surveyor Autosampler/HPLC interface,
  • an HP 5890 GC with a 5972 Mass Spectrometer Detector, an HP 5890 GC with TCD detector,
  • a Waters 1525/2487 HPLC with column heater and dual wavelength detector,
  • a Buck Accusys 211 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer,
  • a Perkin Elmer 2400 CHNS/O Elemental Analyzer,
  • Two I86 based LINUX workstations running GAUSSIAN98 and SIMPSON packages (among others),
  • two undergraduate research facilities (4th floor science building),
  • one large laboratory for underclassmen (general and organic chemistry) with 32 individual hoods,
  • and one smaller laboratory for upperclassmen (advanced lab sequence) with 16 individual hoods.

We currently own a 300 MHz JEOL Eclipse ECX Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer which is equipped with a z-field gradient amplifier, a gradient probe, multinuclear capability, a 1.0 kW AMT 10-130 MHz power amplifier, a Jakobsen MAS probe supplied through Varian and a variety of other accessories. We use this instrument in research as well as for various laboratory experiments in our undergraduate curriculum.