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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Facilities

General Support Facilities

In addition to the facilities that each of our faculty maintain, we have a number of General Support Facilities in the Chemistry Department as well as in other SU Departments and SUNY-ESF.

Chemistry Stores

Located in the basement of CST, SU Chemistry Stores provides an on-campus source for commonly used laboratory supplies and chemicals.

  • Hours of Operations: 9:00 - 5:00 M-F
  • Phone: 315.443.2319
  • Location: 0-006 CST
  • CSTContact: Steve Rich, Stockroom Manager,

Glass Shop

Our department is fortunate to house a unique laboratory, the Syracuse University Glassblowing Services. Glassblowing Services offers fabrication, design consultation, repair, and modification of existing glassware. Sally Prasch, the facilities manager, is an experienced scientific glassblower, giving highly skilled professional advice and service to our faculty as well as to others in the Central New York area. Prasch is also actively involved in the training of students; undergraduates and graduate students alike are able to learn glassblowing techniques.

  • Phone: 315.443.3665 or 413.250.3405 (cell)
  • Location: 0-204 CST

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The Electronics Shop

The Electronics Shop offers services for chemistry and other research labs. The manager, Michael Brandt, supports the daily operation of research and teaching labs, performing repairs on items ranging from simple electrical devices such as ovens and stirrers, to lasers, computers, spectro-photometers, and other electronic analytical instruments. Brandt also provides custom design and construction of analog and digital electronic equipment for use in laboratory research, assistance with the interfacing of computers with laboratory instruments, and development of custom software.

  • Hours of Operations: 9:00 - 5:00 M-F
  • Phone: 315.443.3444
  • Location: 0-208 CST
  • Contact: Michael Brandt, Electronics Engineer,

The NMR Facility

The NMR facility, managed by Dr. Deborah Kerwood, is located in the Center for Science and Technology building, room 0-222.  It has three Bruker instruments, an Avance III HD 400 MHz, a Fourier 300 MHz and a DRX-500 MHz.  The Avance III HD 400 MHz instrument is equipped with 2 broadband probes, a liquid nitrogen cooled “prodigy” probe and a room temperature broad-banded “smart” probe.  The rf coils and preamplifiers of the prodigy probe are cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature which increases the sensitivity compare to a room temperature probe by a factor of 2 to 3.  The temperature ranges are 5 to 80 °C for the prodigy probe and -150 to 150 °C for the smart probe.  The 400 MHz instrument is also equipped with a 60 tube sample changer, a z-axis pulsed field gradient, and an automated tune and match accessory which allows total automation of acquisition and processing of data.  The Fourier 300 MHz instrument, equipped with a 16 tube sample changer, is set up for automatic acquisition and processing of 1D proton and carbon and 2D proton-carbon correlation experiments.  The temperature range for this instrument is from room temperature to 65 °C.  Complex experiments are run on a DRX-500 instrument equipped with three simultaneous observe channels and three-axis pulsed field gradients.  Liquid probes optimized for proton detection and for metal nuclei are available.

  • Phone: 315.443.5932
  • Location: 0-222 CST
  • Contact: Deborah Kerwood, Laboratory Manager,

X-Ray Facility

Bruker Kappa Duo, with a 4-circle gonimeter with Kappa geometry, a sealed Mo tube and Triumph monochromator, a Cu microsource with long optics to ensure maximum beam intensity. The detector is a APEX II CCD ensuring low background and high sensitivity. Crystals are collected at 85K using a Cryoindustries of America lN-3 low temperature device.

Hours of Operations: Vary
Phone: 315.443.3124
Location: 2-034 CST