UT Tyler Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


UT Tyler Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry occupies the third and fourth floors of the Ratliff Engineering, Science and Technology Building South (RBS). Physics occupies a portion of the fourth floor in the Ratliff Building North (RBN).

Our facilities include the 400 MHz NMR room, five chemistry teaching labs, one preparation lab, a cold room, two instrumentation labs, six "wet" research labs, and a student computer lab.

Magnetic Resonance Instrumentation

  • Agilent 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system with a high resolution console and variable temperature and multinuclear capabilities

Chromatographic Systems

  • Agilent 6890N Gas Chromatograph/5975B Mass Spectrometer with an Ion Gauge Controller, a 7683 Auto Sampler and NIST05 Library
  • Agilent 1200 Infinity Series High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)

Infrared and Raman Spectrophotometers

  • Nicolet Avatar 360 E.S.P. FTIR spectrophotometer with Horizontal Attenuated Total Internal Reflectance (ATR) Accessory
  • Nicolet iS10 FTIR with Vertical ATR Accessory
  • Nicolet iS50 Raman spectrophotometer

UV-Vis/Fluorescence Spectrophotometers

  • Varian Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Varian Cary 300 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer with a thermostat controlled Peltier 1 x 1 cell holder
  • Varian Cary 100 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer with a thermostat controlled Peltier 1 x 1 cell holder
  • Ocean Optics Spectrophotometer USB 2000

Computer Facilities

  • 6 Dell computers located in the chemistry major/teaching assistant room
  • 44" HP DesignJet T610 Poster Printer ???

Nanomaterials Equipment

  • JEOL JSM-6510LV Scanning Electron Microscope with sputter coater
  • Hach 2100N Turbidimeter
  • QSonica Q700 Sonicator

Biochemical Equipment

  • Biotage Initiator+ Alstra Automated Microwave Peptide Synthesizer
  • Eppendorf Eporator Electroporation System
  • Thermo Fisher MaxQ 4450 Incubating Orbital Shaker

Other Equipment and Instrumentation

  • Alfa Aesar Mark I Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Atago AP 300 Automatic Polarimeter
  • BASi Potentiostat
  • Bausch & Lomb Abbe 3-L Refractometer
  • Beckman LS-700 Scintillation Counter
  • Biotage Initiator+ Fourth Generation Microwave Synthesizer
  • Buchi Rotary Evaporators (x5)
  • Innovative Technology Solvent Purification System
  • MBraun Glove Box
  • Parr 6755 Solution Calorimeter with Parr 6772 Calorimetric Thermometer (x3)
  • Parr Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter (x3)
  • Perkin Elmer PinAAcle 900F Atomic Absorption (AA) spectrophotometer
  • Vernier LabQuest Interfaces with pH, Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), gas pressure, temperature, conductivity, constant current, and voltage probes; and the SpectroVis Plus spectrophotometer, and Melt Station accessories

Instruments available for use through collaboration.  Some equipment is available for external department use upon training (additional fees apply).

Poster Printing

Instrument Reservation for Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Users

Instrument Reservation of Non-Department Users