Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Instrumentation and Facilities

Spectrometers

NMR


EPR

  • Bruker ESP-380 (with ENDOR capabilities) (Eloranta)
  • Bruker 200D (x Band, jointly with Physics) (shared, 1995)


Circular dichroism

  • AVIV 202 (Minehan, 2016)


Surface Plasmon Resonance

  • OpenSPR (Crowhurst and Vey, 2016)


LC-MS


GC-MS

  • Agilent 5973 (shared, 2005)
  • Agilent 5977E (shared, 2015)


ICP-MS

  • PerkinElmer NexION 300Q (shared, 2010)


UV/Visible

  • Perkin Elmer Lambda XLS+ (shared, 2010)
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 18 (Ogawa, 2009)
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 750 (Ogawa, 2009)
  • Thermo Electron Spectronic BioMate 3 (Crowhurst, 2007)
  • Spectramax 190 microplate reader (Medh, 2004)
  • Shimadzu Biospec UV-1601 (9) (shared, 1999)
  • Hewlett Packard 8453 with 89090A diode-array detector (1997)
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda (14) (1995)
  • Cary 3 (1995)
  • Hewlett Packard 8452A with diode array detector and temp. controller (shared, 2014)


Stopped-Flow UV/Visible

  • HiTech Scientific CU-61 (2000)


Fluorescence

  • Perkin Elmer LS55 w/microplate reader (shared, 2010)
  • Jobin-Yvon SPEX Fluorolog 3 (Ogawa, 2009)
  • Perkin Elmer LS50B (shared, 1995)
  • SPEX Fluorolog 1680 (0.20 m double spectrometer) (1995)


FT-IR

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 (2) (shared, 2010)
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum BX
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two (shared, 2012)


FT-IR/Raman

  • Nicolet 750 Magna (1996)


Atomic Absorption

  • Perkin Elmer Analyst 600 with graphite furnace (shared, 2010)
  • Perkin Elmer Analyst 200 (shared, 2010)


Gamma-Ray

  • Canberra InSpector gamma ray counting system (1995)
  • Canberra instrinic germanium detector gamma ray counting system (1995)
  • Canberra NaI(Tl) 3 x 3 well detector (1995)


Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer

  • TSI 3775 (Curtis, 2008)

Microscopes

  • Zeiss Axioskop 40 (Fischhaber, 2008)
  • Zeiss Imager M-1 with Axio imager camera (Fischhaber, 2004)

Chromatographs

GC

- Perkin Elmer Clarus 400 (2) (shared, 2010)
- Agilent 6850 (shared, 2008)
- Agilent 7820A (5) (shared, 2012)
- Agilent GC 7820A with 7697A headspace sampler (shared, 2014)


HPLC

- Perkin Elmer Flexar LC with diode-array detector (shared, 2010)
- Shimadzu SPD6A-LC6A (3) (2004)
- Hewlett Packard 1100 gradient HPLC system with G1313A autosampler and G1315A diode-array detector (1998)
- Shimadzu SPD10A-LC10AS (1997)
- Waters 510 solvent delivery system with 431 conductivity detector (1995)
- Hewlett Packard 1050 gradient HPLC system (1985) with diode-array detector (1988)


FPLC

- Akta (GE Healthcare) w/ UV detector & fraction collector (Crowhurst, 2007)


Ion

- Dionex ICS-1500 (2003)

 

 

Biochemistry instrumentation (misc)

  • Polarimeter: Perkin Elmer 341 (Hajdu, 2003)
  • Gel Documentation: Bio-Rad ChemiDoc XRS (shared, 2008)
  • Autoclave (benchtop): Tuttnauer Heidolph Brinkmann EAP 3870 (shared, 2010)

Centrifuges

Conventional floor

- 2 x Beckman Avanti J-E (shared, 2008 & 2012)
- rotors: 2 x JA-20 (shared), JLA-16.25 (shared), JLA-10.5 (Crowhurst)


Conventional benchtop

- Sorval Biofuge Primo R (refrigerated, shared, 2007)
- Thermo MultiRF (refrigerated, Crowhurst, 2007)

Thermal Cyclers

  • Applied Biosystems 2720 (Crowhurst, 2007)
  • Eppendorf Mastercycler EP gradient S (Fischhaber, 2005)
  • Cepheid Smart Cycler II (Medh, 2004)

Incubators

  • New Brunswick Scientific BioFlo 115 benchtop fermentor (Crowhurst, 2009)
  • New Brunswick Scientific I-24 orbital shaking incubator (Crowhurst, 2007)
  • Amerex Gyromax 737R (refrigerated, Fischhaber, 2005)
  • Amerex Gyromax 737 (Fischhaber, 2005)- Amerex Gyromax 727 (Fischhaber, 2005)

Calorimeters

  • Microcal HT microcalorimeter with autsampler AutoITC (Minehan, 2015)

Electrochemical Systems

  • Bioanalytical Systems Epsilon (Ogawa, 2009)
  • Princeton Applied Research 263A potentiostat (2) (2003)
  • Princeton Applied Research 636 Ring-Disk (1999)
  • Princeton Applied Research 273A potentiostat (1995)

Chemical analysis equipment (misc)

  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer: Shimadzu 5000A (1998)
  • Magnetic Susceptibility Balance: Johnson Matthey (2)
  • Liquid Scintillation Counter: Beckman 6500 (1999)
  • Thermal Analysis: Shimadzu thermogravimetric TGA 50 (shared, 2003)

Ultrasonic Transducer

L3 Communications ELAC Nautik (2) (1999)

Laser Flash Photolysis

  • Phase-R DL1100 flash-lamp pumped dye laser (1992)
  • Oriel QTH and Xe arc lamp sources
  • Nicolet 400 digital (10 ns/pt) oscilloscope

Lasers

  • Crystalaser GCL-050, green, 50 mW (Curtis, 2008)
  • Continuum Surelite II-10 Nd/YAG (Eloranta, 2006)
  • Continuum Minilite II Nd/YAG (Eloranta, 2006)

X-ray Facility

xray lab

For more than 25 years, the x-ray lab has provided small molecule crystallography to support the research endeavors of the faculty at CSUN and collaborators across the country. The capabilities of the lab were upgraded in 2003 with the installation of an Xcalibur3 diffractometer from Oxford-diffraction. Funding for the new instrument was provided by the National Science Foundation and the College of Science and Mathematics. CSUN faculty and students may download the form from this page and submit samples in room 4310. Others should contact Dr. Mike Kaiser for information on costs and instructions for submitting samples. We are particularly interested providing structure determinations to support undergraduate research efforts.