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Haverford College
Department of Chemistry

Haverford Chemistry Instruments and Facilities

Instrument Scheduling

Reserve instrument time with the Online Resource Scheduler.

Contact Dan Fabry in the Chemistry Department for Login Information

Department of Chemistry - Online Instrument Scheduler

Shared Space Policy

We welcome Haverford College students, faculty and staff (from any department) to use Chemistry or Biology Departments equipment/instrumentation as long as they have been properly trained and use the equipment responsibly.

Department of Chemistry and Biology Shared Space Policy

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers

Mass Spectrometry

  • Agilent 7890 Gas Chromatograph / 5975 Mass Spectrometer

Equipped with flame ionization and electron impact ionization detectors (GC/MS)

Equipped with electron impact ionization.

UV-vis (electronic) Spectroscopy General Chemistry Lab showing spacious lab benches

  • Time-resolved luminescence spectrometer
    equipped with a PTI 0.25-meter monochromator, a PTI R928 photomultiplier, and a Stanford Research Systems Model 250 boxcar integrator.
  • Perkin-Elmer 341 polarimeter
  • Hi-Tech SF51 stopped flow spectrophotometer
  • OLIS Instruments Low Temperature Stopped Flow Spectrometer
    with OLIS RSM 1000 rapid scanning monochromator;

Vibrational SpectroscopyGeneral Chemistry Lab showing spacious lab benches

Other Analytical and Physical Instruments

  • Princeton Applied Research 273 Electrochemical Analyzer with mercury drop electrode
  • Buck Scientific Accusys 211 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • GBC-Difftech MMA powder X-ray diffractometer
  • Lasers
    one Liconix 2040 helium-cadmium, two Continuum Surelite Nd:YAG, PTI Model PL-2300 nitrogen, PTI Model PL-202 dye lasers, Spectra Physics 177-G02 Ar ion laser, and assorted diode lasers.
  • Computers used for Computational Chemistry.
    • The KINSC contains a shared instructional computer laboratory equipped with a Silicon Graphics Indigo Solid Impact workstation and about twenty Windows based computers running molecular modeling software (primarily PC Spartan Pro and Plus, and Insight/Discover).

Synthesis and Purification EquipmentGeneral Chemistry Lab showing spacious lab benches

  • Three automatic peptide synthesizers
    one Rainin Model PS3 and two Vega Biochemicals Model 250
  • VirtTis Model 3.3 benchtop lyophilizer
  • Sorvall RC5B high speed centrifuge
  • Rotary Evaporators (various)
  • Shimadzu 2014 Gas Chromatograph
    • Flame Ionization Dectector
  • Two Rainin high pressure liquid chromatographs
    one of which, a Rainin Model SD-200, has two pumps and is equipped with a variable wavelength Dynamax Model UV-C detector
  • BioRAD Biologic protein chromatography system
  • See also Mass Spectrometers

Miscellaneous Equipment

FacilitiesGeneral Chemistry Lab showing spacious lab benches

  • Most of our offices and laboratories are in the East Wing of the Marian Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, construction of which was completed in 2002.
  • Our facilities include the following teaching laboratories:
    • Intro. Chemistry lab - capacity 32 students. 6 large fume hoods (see picture at top of this page).
    • Organic Chemistry lab - capacity 24 students, each of whom has a 4' fume hood or shared use of a 6' fume hood.
    • Junior-level integrated laboratory - capacity 20 students, with hoods as in the Organic lab.
    • Physical Chemistry Instrumentation laboratory, housing most departmental instruments
    • NMR lab, housing the two FT-NMR spectrometers used in our teaching program (hands on use starting with Organic Chemistry).
  • Each permanent faculty members has a ca. 800 sq. ft. research laboratory with 1 - 4 fume hoods.
  • 4° C Cold Room Laboratory
  • Gilbert White Science Library with spectroscopy references