Lab & Safety
Laboratory Facilities & Instrumentation
The Chemistry Department in the Murchie Science Building has laboratories dedicated to teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical/environmental chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry.
The general chemistry labs have support spaces for stockroom and preparatory work and a balance room.
The organic lab has an instrument room with a Midac FTIR spectrometer and a HP gas chromatograph.
The upper division laboratory courses are supported by a broad array of modern instrumentation including a Nicolet FTIR spectrophotometer, an HP Engine GC/mass spectrometer, two liquid chromatographs (Waters and Beckman), a Cary UV-Vis spectrophotometer , a Varian atomic absorption/emission spectrophotometer, a SLM-Aminico SPC-500 spectrofluorimeter, a Shimadzu gas chromatograph and a PARR electrochemical analyzer.
The biochemistry lab also has a support instrument room with Beckman prep and ultra centrifuges, an environmental shaker, a Labcono freeze dryer, a Yamato autoclave and a cold room.
The physical chemistry lab has a Parr solution calorimeter and a magnetic susceptibility balance.
The Analytical and Environmental Laboratory is equipped to support teaching courses in analytical / environmental chemistry and provide hands-on experience with a wide variety of modern scientific instruments. In addition, it has access to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL) instruments: http://www.emal.engin.umich.edu/index.html
Students have access to a department computer lab with eight PCs and a Silicon Graphics workstation.
Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
The purpose of Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to provide information required to recognize, evaluate and control health hazards associated with the use of hazardous chemicals in academic laboratories. In addition, it serves as a tool for compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws.