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Instrumentation

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.

Dr. J. 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. J. Boulos and Dr. Z. 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 analyzing a sample with 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.

Mara 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 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.

Stefanie Thompson – Lab Technician

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