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Analytical

A variety of analytical equipment is available in the Department of Chemistry.

X-ray Crystallography

Enraf-Nonius CAD4 Bruker APEX

 

The X-ray crystallography facility at Tulane consists of a Bruker APEX instrument with CCD area detector and an Enraf-Nonius CAD4 diffractometer with a point detector. Both instruments are equipped with low temperature devices that enable data collections on samples that may be air-sensitive. The diffractometers are supported with multiple high speed PC’s for data processing and manipulation. Tulane’s crystallography lab is a resource available to all researchers at Tulane University and is operated and maintained by Dr. Joel T. Mague of the Department of Chemistry. Approximately two hundred data sets are collected each year in this facility.

 

For further information and training please contact Prof. Joel Mague
Chemistry Department
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 862-3585
Fax: (504) 865-5593
E-mail: joelt@tulane.edu

The GC/MS Facility

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The Department processes a Varian Saturn 2100 GC/MS System. The spectrometer uses internal ionization design that guarantees high sensitivity due to storage and collection efficiency. Moreover, Saturn's RF-only quadrupole field assures remarkable mass stability. The Saturn workstation facilitates 'standard' or 'custom' reports to tailor the presentation needs.


For further information and training please contact Dr. Jim Bollinger

Chemistry Department
5004 Percival Stern Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 862-3561
Fax: (504) 865-5596
E-mail: jimbo@tulane.edu

Organic Characterization through CIF
Polymer Characterization through TIMES

The FTIR facility

Nexus 670 Avatar FTIR Spectrometer The FTIR facility in Chemistry Department of the Tulane University houses Nexus 670 Avatar FTIR Spectrometer available to all students. This modern FTIR spectrometer provides the demanding IR sampling requirements. Various accessories of the spectrometer provide the highest optical throughput, reliability and sampling flexibility.

The Smart MIRacle ATR Accessory can be used to obtain high quality infrared spectra of both solid and liquid samples without any need for sample preparation.

The Smart Diffuse Reflectance Accessory provides non-destructive analysis for wide variety of samples, such as soft powders, powder mixtures, hard powders, rigid polymers etc. OMNIC software is very user friendly. The spectrometer is networked, making it easy to transfer data or finished spectra to students' lab computers for inclusion in reports, papers and dissertations.

 

For further information and training please contact Dr. Qi Zhao

Chemistry Department
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-5573
Fax: (504) 865-5593
E-mail: qzhao@tulane.edu

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu