The physical sciences department provides access to state-of-the-art instrumentation to benefit the students who elect to be chemistry majors, as well as other Barry students enrolled in science courses. Recently, the department received a $383,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for instrumentation to equip a biochemistry laboratory. Students now have access to various chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. Some of the experiments include separation and structure determination of amino acids and other biomolecules, determination of D-aspartate in the frog nervous system, kinetic studies of degradation of creatine and beta-alanine, measurements of electronic spectra of coordination complexes and many more.
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Department of Chemistry and Physics Instrumentation
Dr. John Boulos and Cristina Marrero using the Clarus 560 S GC/MS System
Combination of gas chromatograph and quadrupole mass spectrometer equipped with an electron impact source (EI).
Dr. John Boulos and Dr. Zuzana Zajickova using the Auto System XL Gas Chromatograph
Gas chromatograph with dual-channel temperature program control equipped with nitrogen phosphorous (NPD) and flame ionization detector (FID).
Rafaela Nita using the LCQ Fleet LC-MS System
Combination of liquid chromatograph configured with photodiode array detector and ion trap mass spectrometer equipped with electrospray ionization source (ESI).
Karelia McConnell using the Series 200 LC-DAD System
Liquid chromatograph system configured with a diode array detector and selectable-wavelength UV/Vis detector.
Joao Luna using the Series 1200 Capillary LC – VWD System
Capillary liquid chromatograph system configured with both a variable wavelength detector and selectable-wavelength UV/Vis detector.
Ms. Mary Tsesarskaia and Gloria Perez using the P/ACE MDQ Capillary Electrophoresis System
Capillary electrophoresis system configured with both a photo diode array and selectable-wavelength UV/Vis detector.
Dr. Tamara Hamilton and Andrea Orvieto using the Lambda 850 UV/VIS Spectrometer
UV/Vis spectrometer equipped with standard detection module or 150 mm integrating sphere device for diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of solid state samples.
Nathan Gonzalez and Maria Perez using the LS50B Luminescence Spectrometer. Capable of measuring fluorescence, phosphorescence, chemiluminescence and bioluminescence.
Stefanie Thompson and Ms. Maria Aloya using the Spectrum 100 FTIR Spectrometer
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer equipped with universal ATR (Attenuated Total Reflectance) accessory.
Kiyana Edwards using the NMR 300 MHz spectrometer
Varian 300 MHz superconducting nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer with a Sun Microsystems Solaris 9 UNIX console.
Stephen Clifford And Mario Cisneros using the Model 210 VGP Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Atomic absorption spectrophotometer configured with flame or electrothermal atomization source.