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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, four chemistry teaching labs, a computer teaching lab, two preparation labs, a cold room, five "wet" research labs, and a teaching assistant office.

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

  • 12 Dell computers with the latest chemistry software located in the computer teaching lab
  • 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

  • Alpha Imager model ???
  • Eppendorf Eporator Electroporation System
  • Millipore Water System ???
  • Thermocycler model ???
  • VWR Symphony Model 5000I Incubating Orbital Shaker

Other Equipment and Instrumentation

  • Alfa Aesar Mark I Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Atago AP 300 Automatic Polarimeter
  • BAS Potentiostat model ???
  • Bausch & Lomb Abbe 3-L Refractometer
  • Beckman LS-700 Scintillation Counter
  • Innovative Technology Solvent Purification System
  • MBraun Glove Box
  • Parr 6755 Solution Calorimeter with Parr 6772 Calorimetric Thermometer
  • Parr Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter (x2)
  • Perkin Elmer PinAAcle 900F Atomic Absorption (AA) spectrophotometer
  • Rotary Evaporators model ???
  • 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


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