Our Chemistry facilities are on par with industry

Comprising one whole floor of the purpose-built George Knox laboratories, our Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science facilities are arguably on a par with those found in industry. Students make full use of the laboratories during their studies and gain hands on experience using the extensive analytical equipment.

The Chemistry/Analytical suite of laboratories comprises of:

    •    A dedicated Organic (wet) chemistry laboratory
    •    A combined Inorganic/Physical chemistry laboratory
    •    Two very large general instrument laboratories that house analytical equipment
    •    A dedicated student research laboratory, used primarily for final year projects
    •    Two specialised laboratories for performing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy


Our Instrumentation:

  • UV/Vis Spectroscopy
    Unicam UV/Vis spectrometer
Cecil UV/Vis spectrometer
Perkin Elmer Lambda UV/Vis spectrometers

  • Infrared Spectroscopy
    Perkin Elmer Infra red RX 1 spectrometer

  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    Jenway Fluorimeter – model 6285

  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
    Varian ICP OES spectrometer – Model 710 ES

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    Avance III 400 MHz NMR spectrometer comprising a Nano Bay 2-channel spectrometer, an Ascend 400 Superconducting magnet with Broadband Multinuclear (BBFO plus) probe and a 24 position Sample Case automatic sample changer.

  • High-performance Liquid Chromatography
    Shimadzu LC 10 AS HPLC
Hewlett Packard 1100 HPLC
Agilent 1200 HPLC

  • Gas Chromatography
    Perkin Elmer Clarus GC

  • Gas Chromatography coupled Mass Spectrometry
    Agilent GC/MS 
Varian G.C. Mass Spectrometer (G.C. model 450/Mass spectrometer model 450) (new for Summer 2010)
Varian GC/MS/MS (housed in SERC)

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Analysis
    Carl Zeiss 1430 scanning electron microscope coupled with an Oxford Instruments INCA microanalyser

  • Supercritical Fluid Extractor
Flame photometer