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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


In addition to the standard research/teaching equipment common to every chemistry department (UV-vis, FTIR, GC, HPLC, CD, etc.) the department houses several specialized facilities for NMR, mass spectrometry, and computation.  Details of those facilities can be found below.  In addition, the department’s faculty host sets of equipment  dedicated to, for example, electrochemistry (electrochemically active planar waveguide), materials (Bruker Tensor 37 IR with IRRAS capabilities, Kurt J. Lesker Nano38 thermal evaporator, Gaertner Stokes Ellipsometer, Shimadzu 2550 UV-vis with ISR-2200 integrating sphere), macromolecular crystallization (Gryphon liquid handling system/crystallization robot), environmental analysis (TXRF), and surface patterning (NanoInk NSCRIPTOR DPN/AFM).  Optical and electron microscopy facilities (including SEM and TEM) are hosted within Loyola’s Bioimaging Facility.  Finally, the department is also home to an electronics shop for equipment maintenance, repair, and custom construction.

NMR Facilities:

Mass Spectrometer Facilities:

Computational Facilities

Large scale simulations on these systems are mainly employing Gaussian03, Gausian09 and Spartan programs for quantum chemistry, CHARMM and Q programs for molecular dynamics, and Mathematica 6.0.3 software for statistical and physical applications.  In addition, there are six dual-processor Power Mac G5 workstations and 15 dual-core Intel workstation for additional computations and 3-D molecular graphics.


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3100 · Fax: 773.508.3086

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