To be an outstanding chemist in the 21st century you need to understand and be able to use current instruments used to analyze chemical samples.  The Trinity Chemistry Department has an impressive collection of modern instruments that faculty and students use, both in the laboratory courses and in the research lab.  The department has three dedicated instrumentation labs in Clement 122, 213 and 317.

The Chemistry Department’s instruments are available for use by other scientists, either from the other science departments at Trinity, or from other local colleges and businesses.  Anyone wishing to use one of our instruments should make arrangements with the department chair.

Listed below are some of the instruments available for faculty and student use at Trinity.  Click on the instruments name to get more information.


1.  Spectroscopic Instruments

A.  UV-Visible Spectrometers

i. HP 8452 Diode Array Spectrometer

ii. Hitachi U-3010 Spectrometer

iii.  Vernier SpectroVis Plus and Red Tide Spectrometers

B.  Infrared Spectrometers

i. Bruker Alpha ATR FT-IR

ii.  Thermo-Nicolet Avatar 370 FT-IR

C.  Raman Spectrometers

i. Horiba XPLORA Confocal Raman Microscope

D.  Fluorescence Spectrometers

i. Hitachi F-7000 Fluorescence Spectrometer

E.  Atomic Emission Spectrometers


F.  Polarimetry/Circular Dichroism Spectrometers

i.  OLIS Cary-16 Circular Dichroism Spectrometer

ii.  Rudolph Sirius 251 Polarimeter

iii.  Jasco P-2000 Digital Polarimeter

G.  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

i.  Bruker Avance III 400 MHz NMR

ii.  Bruker DPX 300 MHz NMR

2.  Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Instruments

A.  Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

i.  Thermo Trace GC-DSQ II MS

ii.  Thermo Focus GC-Polaris Q MS

B.  Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

i.  Finnigan MAT LCQ LC-MS

ii.  AB Sciex 4000QTrap LC-MS

C. High Performance Liquid Chromatography

i.  Hitachi Elite LaChrom HPLC

D.  Mass Spectrometry

i.  JEOL AccuTOF T100LP DART Mass Spectrometer

E.  Capillary Electrophoresis

i. AB Sciex PA800S Plus Capillary Electrophoresis System

3.  X-Ray Diffraction

A.  PAnalytical X’Pert Pro X-Ray Diffractometer

4.  Synthetic Chemistry Instruments

A.  Pharmacia LKB Gene Assembler Special DNA Synthesizer

B.  Advanced ChemTech 90 Peptide Synthesizer

C.  Parr Hydrogenation Apparatus

D.  Emery Trailigaz Ozone Generators

E.  Meyer Solvent Dispensing System

F.  Sorvall RC5C Plus Ultracentrifuge

G.  Labconco FreeZone 2.5 Freeze Dryer

H.  M Braun LabStar Pro Glove Box

5.  Calorimeters

A.  Perkin Elmer Pyris 1 DSC

B.  Parr 1455 Solution Calorimeter

C.  Parr 1455 Bomb Calorimeter

6.  Electrochemistry

A.  Pine Research WaveNow Potentiostat

B.  Trace Detect Nano-Band Explorer

7.  Extraction

A.  SFX 220 Supercritical Fluid Extractor

B.  Applied Separations Spe-ed SFE Prime Supercritical Fluid Extractor