University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry Research: Facilities

Research facilities and resources in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are essential infrastructures for cutting-edge research, students training, and the professional development of faculty.

In addition to individual, well-equipped research laboratories, our faculty members also share other facilities at the Large Lakes Observatory, the Natural Resources Research Institute, the School of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy as well as the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a strong and growing inventory of research and teaching instrumentation.

Instruments

The Swenson College of Science and Engineering coordinates shared instruments between departments and organizations.

NMR Spectrometers

(1.a) 500MHz Varian instrument with autotuner, low temperature capability and three probes:
Specifications: Dual Broadband for proton NMR; F–19 and H–1 in one channel and a large variety of nuclei including C–13, P–31, B–11, O–17, Xe–129; I–127, and others 10mm broadband probe for nuclei ranging from N–15 to Rh–103; and Triple resonance HCX probe
(1.b) 300MHz Varian instruments (one with autosampler) with low temperature capability and dual broadband probe
Specifications: Dual Broadband for proton NMR; F–19 and H–1 in one channel and a large variety of nuclei including C–13, P–31, B–11, O–17, Xe–129, I–127, and others; Triple resonance HCX probe

Varian X-band EC1365 EPR Spectrometer

Specifications: Controlled via a computer interface and capable of handling room- or 77-K temperatures

Rigaku X–ray Crystallographic Spectrometer

Specifications: Rigaku Rapid II curved detector X-ray diffraction (XRD) system with cryogenic crystal cooling capability

Chromatography

Specifications: GC, HPLC, GC/MS, and LC/MS

Spectrophotometers

Specifications: UV–Visible, CD and MCD, Fluorescence, Near Infrared, FTIR, and Raman

Calorimeters

Specifications: Differential scanning calorimeter, bomb calorimeter, and liquid calorimeter

Others

Specifications: Floor-model centrifuges, BioRad MJ Mini Personal Thermal Cycler, Large floor-model incubator shakers for cell culturing, -80°C freezers, BioRad Gel Doc imaging platforms, Walk-in refrigerated cold rooms, Radioactivity room, Voltammetric Analyzer, Atomic Absorption