Science laboratory center (SLC)

With our lab facilities primarily housed in the Science Lab Center (SLC), our Chemistry Department is extremely well-equipped with modern instrumentation. All of our instruments are available for hands-on use by students both as part of the laboratory section of their chemistry courses and in their individual research projects. Because of the WSU Digital Life & Learning Program, we also have excellent computing facilities both within the department and campus wide.

Selected Instrumentation


  • FT-IR - PerkinElmer Spectrum Two FTIR with diamond UATR accessory; ThermoScientific Nicolet iS5 FTIR with iD5 AT5 accessory
  • UV/Vis - 3 Shimadzu UV-Vis 2501PC; Perkin-Elmer Hitachi 200; Beckman DU640; Beckman DU-64; Spectronic 710; 15 Spectronic 20D+
  • Fluorimeter - Shimadzu RF-1501
  • X-ray Diffractometer - Rigaku Mini Flex
  • NMR - JEOL 300 MHz ECX FT-NMR with Z-gradient and indirect and broad band probes and autosampler
  • AA - Varian SpectrAA 220/FS (with graphite furnace); Beckman SpectraSpanIV
  • Microplate Readers - Two Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2e readers; one Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 plate reader
  • UV/Vis/NIR - PerkinElmer Lambda 750 with wavelength range of 190-3300 nm.


  • GC-MS - Shimadzu QP5050A with direct probe and headspace-liquid auto sampler; Agilent 6890/5973 GC-MSD with auto injector; Varian Saturn GC/MS/MS
  • GC - Shimadzu GC-17A V3 with auto injector and FID and NPD detectors; Shimadzu GC- Greenhouse Gas Analyzer; 4 Shimadzu GC-8; Agilent 6890; Hewlett-Packard 5890a; 2 Gow-Mac Series 350
  • HPLC - Shimadzu VP Series HPLC with UV-Vis/Conductivity Detector, auto sampler, and binary gradient; Shimadzu Analytical to Prep HPLC; Shimadzu HPLC Model LC-10
  • Miscellaneous - Dionex Ion Chromatograph; Waters 150-CV Gel Permeation Chromatograph with Wyatt Multi-Angle Light Scattering Detector, CycloGraph Centrifugal Chromatography System


  • Analytical - Mettler AB-204; 4 Mettler H33AR; Ohaus Analytical Plus
  • Milligram - 9 Mettler PB-403; Mettler PG-503; 2 Mettler PM 460; 4 Ohaus GT410; 3 Ohaus EORV70
  • Portable - Mettler B303
  • Standard - Mettler PM 460; 7 Mettler PC 440
  • Magnetic Susceptibility - Johnson Matthey Mark I


  • Microwave Assisted Reaction System - CEM Corporation MARS-TA
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter - 2 TA Instruments/Dupont Model 910
  • Calorimeters - Solution - Parr 1455EB; Oxygen Bomb - Parr 1341; Parr 1341EB
  • Scanning Electron Microscope - JEOL Model JSM-6100
  • Polarimeters - Polyscience Half-Circle Model, ....
  • Molecular Modeling/Computational Chemistry - HyperChem Version 8.0 Professional, 20-user license
  • Potentiostat - CH Instruments 700E with Picoamp Booster and Faraday Cage