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Facilities

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry occupies space in the Barnes Science Center, built in 1988, and in Olin Hall, built in 1961 and later remodeled in 1988. The department has at its disposal roughly 20,200 square feet of physical space between the two buildings with an additional 1,000 square foot instrument laboratory housed in the recently constructed (2003) Tutt Science Center.

The department is home to an elaborate collection of state-of-the-art instrumentation for undergraduate use. Recent acquisitions include a Bio-Rad IEF Protean i12Y System (2018), BioTek Synergy HTX S1LFTA Microplate Reader (2017), MicroCal PEAQ-ITC (2016), CH Instruments 630E Electrochemical Workstation (2016), Waters Acquity UPLC-MS (2015), Bruker ALPHA FTIR-ATR (2014), and Agilent 725 ICP-OES (2013). See below for a complete list of instrumentation.

There is dedicated faculty research space located in both the Barnes Science Center and Olin Hall. Most research labs are equipped with fume hoods, standard laboratory equipment, chemical and solvent storage, and desk space for student use. Furthermore, machine, glass-blowing, and electronics shops are accessible through the Departments of Chemistry and Physics.

Instrumentation

CURRENT INSTRUMENTATION IN THE CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT AT COLORADO COLLEGE

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  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer with graphite furnace - GBC 932 Plus AA with GF3000 (2000)
  • Autoclave - Heidolph Tuttnauer 3870E (2011)
  • Electrochemistry Workstation - CHI630E (2016)
  • Electrochemistry Workstation - CHI660A (polarography, voltammetry, anoidic stripping ) (2000)
  • Flash Chromatography Station - Biotage Isolera Prime (2012)
  • Fluorimeter with dual PMT detectors and LED source - PTI (2009)
  • FTIR-ATR - Bruker ALPHA (2014)
  • FTIR with ATR and other Accessories - Thermo-Electron Nicolet 6700 (2005)
  • Gamma Spectrometry - Canberra Gamma Ray MCA with gamma sources (2005)
  • Gas Chromatography System with Mass Spectrometer and Autosampler - Agilent 7890A/5975 (2008)
  • Glove Box - MBraun Labstar Pro (2014)
  • Hydrogenator - ThalesNano H-cube Mini (2015)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma with Optical Emission Spectrometer - Agilent 725 (2013)
  • Ion Chromatograph - Dionex Aquion (2016) shared with Environmental Sciences
  • Incubator/Shaker - New Brunswick I2500 Series (2009)
  • Isoelectric Focusing 
  • System Bio-Rad Protean i12Y (2018)
  • Isothermal Titrimetric Calorimeter - Malvern PEAQ-ITC (2016)
  • Laser Cutter LC40 Dremel DigiLab 40W with Booster Fan
  • Microplate Reader BioTek Synergy HTX S1LFTA (2017)
  • Microwave Synthesis Station - Biotage Initiator Plus with Robot 8 (2012)
  • Microwave Sample Prep oven - CEM 1000 (1995)
  • NMR - Varian Mercury Plus AS400 MHz (2005)
  • Polarimeter - Rudolph Research Autopol I (2006)
  • Raman Spectrometer, Raman Systems RSI 2001
  • Rotary Evaporators, Qty: 8 - Buchi various mo
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  • Schlenk line for handling air sensitive syntheses (1970)
  • SEM - JEOL with Oxford 5565 EDX (2003) shared with Biology
  • Solvent Purification System - Innovative Technology PS-MD-5 (2009)
  • SpeedVac Concentrator - Thermo Savant 1010 (2000)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis - Shimadzu TGA-50 (1990)
  • Ultracentrifuge - Thermo Sorvall RC6+ (2010)
  • Ultracentrifuge Beckman J2-HS (1992)
  • Ultra-low temperature freezer (-80°C) - Eppendorf/New Brunswick U410 HEF (2014)
  • UPLC-MS - Waters Acquity UPLC with PDA and QDa detectors (2007/2015)
  • UV/Vis Kinetics Workstations - Genesis 10S, Qty: 8 (2012)
  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer Cary 60
  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer with 6x6 Peltier holder and kinetic software, Qty: 4 - Cary Bio 100 (2001)
  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer with Diode array, kinetics software - HP8452 (1990)
  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer with Diode array - HP8450A (1983)
  • XRD - Philips PANalytical X'Pert Pro (2011) shared with Geology
  • XRF - Philips PANalytical Epsilon 5 (2004) shared with Geology
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  • Agilent 7890A/5975 GC/MS