The availability of high-tech equipment is a prerequisite for high quality research. For the various research projects advanced, in house, analytical and synthesis equipment is availabale to all researchers in the group.
Analytical Equipment (NMR Spectroscopy)
For Routine multinuclear NMR studies an Agilent MRF400 equiped with a OneNMR probe and Optima Tune system is available. For more advanced experiments a Varian VNMR-S-400 equiped with PFG probe is used.
Analytical Equipment (UV-VIS Spectroscopy)
PerkinElmer Lambda35 for routine UV-VIS measurements. For advanced experiments a high-end Lambda950 (including NIR region) is available. Moreover, for in situ UV-VIS spectroscopy, a mobile Varian Cary-50 equiped with fiber optics probe is available.
Analytical Equipment (IR Spectroscopy)
For routine IR spectroscopy (ATR probe, KBr pallets etc) a PerkinElmer SpectrumTwo Infra Red spectrofotometer is available. In situ IR spectroscopy may be performed using the ASI React IR-1000 spectrofotometer, equiped with a diamond ATR probe via mirror optics.
Analytical Equipment (Chromatography)
For product analysis and kinetic studies 4 gas chromatographs equiped with autosamplers are available (PerkinElmer Clarus 500 (2) and PerkinElmer AutoSystem-XL (2)). For simultaneous gaschromatographic separation and product identification a PerkinElmer TurboMass GC-MS combination is available.
For liquid phase separations and analysis the group has in house HPLC and GPC facilities.
Analytical Equipment (Mass Spectroscopy)
The group owns a ESI-MS combination (Waters LCT-Premiere) for e.g. high resolution mass spectroscopic studies of metal complexes.
Analytical Equipment (various)
Other in-house analytical techniques include, cyclovoltametry, DSC and polarization microscopy.
For specialized synthetic procedures special equipment is available:
- Two Braun LABmaster dp glove boxes: for the preparation of samples and small scale synthesis in an inert atmosphere
- Braun MB-SPS-800 solvent purifier
- Supelco VersaFlash equipment: for purification/separation of reaction mixtures by flash chromatography on a preparative scale
- Various Parr autoclaves: for reactions at elevated pressure