Chemistry Lab Facilities & Equipment

With our lab facilities primarily housed in the Science Laboratory Center (SLC), our Chemistry department is extremely well-equipped with modern instrumentation.

All our instruments are available for hands-on use by students, both as part of the lab section of their chemistry courses as well as in their individual research projects.

Because of the WSU eWarrior Program, we also have excellent computing facilities within the department and across campus.

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