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Department of Chemistry & Forensic Science Facilities

Students in the Department of Chemistry & Forensic Science have the opportunity to utilize top-of-the-line equipment found in top industrial research labs. 

Waynesburg's facilities go beyond the scope of a traditional teaching lab with new instrumentation where students learn operation procedures, troubleshooting, method development, and interpretation of results.

Three new instruments were recently added to the department, which include:

  • Shimadzu LC-40 HPLC with Single Quad LCMS-2020, a liquid chromatography mass spectrometer (LCMS)
  • Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020 NX, a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS)
  • JOEL JNM-ECSZ ZETA 400 MHz NMR, a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer

 

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Chemistry Lab

Take a virtual tour of one of our chemistry labs.

Research and Student Learning Opportunities

Collaboration with Pennsylvania State Police
Two undergraduate student-researchers from the chemistry department will have the opportunity to collaborate with the PA state police crime lab for analysis of elicit opioid samples.

New Research Opportunity
An undergraduate research project will be implemented to detect the presence of herbicides to local growers of organic produce using the new LCMS equipment.

Equipment Availability for High School students
The new equipment will be available to high school students through outreach activities with local schools and events such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp.

Equipment our students are exposed to for hands-on learning

UV-vis – UV-visible Spectrophotometry

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Shimadzu UV-2600
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ThermoFisher Genesys 150 (x4)
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Biotek Synergy HT Microplate Reader
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NMR – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

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 Anasazi Instruments EFT-60 NMR
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 JOEL JNM-ECZS 400 MHz
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FTIR – Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

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 Perkin Elmer
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 Bruker Tensor 27
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Raman Spectroscopoy
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Bruker Santerra Raman Microscope
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FAAS – Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
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Varian 240 FS with GTA120 Graphite Tube Atomizer
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GC-MS – Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
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Shimadzu Nexis GC 2030 with QP2020 NX Mass Analyzer
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Agilent 6890 GC with 5973 MSD Mass Analyzer (x2)
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Perkin Elmer AutoSystem XL with TurboMatrix 40 Headspace Sampler
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LC-MS – Liquid chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
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Shimadzu LCMS-2020
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Shimadzu LC-20
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IC – Ion Chromatography
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Dionex ICS-3000
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