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Department of Chemistry at Otterbein University

The Science Center at Otterbein

Otterbein’s new state-of-the-art Science Center opened in October 2009. The $20 million project modernized and expanded the existing facilities and purchased new equipment. With over 96,000 square feet of brand new, discipline-specific laboratories, research space and classrooms, including a state-of-the-art greenhouse, the Science Center houses Chemistry and Biochemistry, Equine Science, Biology and Earth Science, Nursing, and Physics and Astronomy.

The Department of Chemistry is well-equipped with the tools required to carry out cutting-edge research.

Instrumentation is introduced early on and used in all courses:

  • Bruker Fourier 300 MHz NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Bruker SMART X2S X-ray Diffractometer
  • Molecular Devices fMax Fluorescent Microtiterplate Reader
  • GE Pharmacia AKTA Prime Protein Chromatography Workstation
  • GE Pharmacia Amersham Biotrak II Visible Range Plate Reader
  • Mixonix Sonicator 3000
  • Refrigerated Centrifuges (5)
  • Nanosurf EasyScan Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (6)
  • Nanosurf Atomic Force Microscope
  • Hewlett Packard 8452A Diode Array UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Ocean Optics USB2000 UV and Visible Spectrophotometers (6)
  • Spectra Physics HPLC
  • Nima Technologies Langmuir-Blodgett Trough
  • Fisons Instruments GC8000/MD800 Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer
  • Jobin-Yvon LabRam HR800 Dispersive Raman Spectrometer (532nm and 633nm lasers)
  • Jobin-Yvon Ramanor Raman System (Lexel 95 Argon Ion laser, 488nm and 514.5nm)
  • Johnson-Mathey Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Labconco Delta Series Class II Biosafety Cabinet
  • Milton-Roy Spec 20D+ Spectrophotometers (6)
  • Nanosurf EasyScan Scanning Tunneling Microscope (6)
  • Parr 1672 Bomb Calorimeter with Thermistor Probe and PC interface
  • Perkin Elmer Autosystem XL Gas Chromatograph
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda 2 UV-visible Spectrometer (2)
  • Perkin-Elmer LS50B Fluorimeter with 96-well Microplate Reader
  • Perkin-Elmer 1600 FTIR Spectometer
  • Rigaku MiniFlex II Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • TA Instruments DSC 2010 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Tektronix TDS 420A-XL Digital Oscilloscope
  • Thermo Finnigan Gradient HPLC with Diode Array Detector
  • Thermo Jarrell Ash TraceScan ICP Atomic Emission Spectrometer
  • Thermo Jarrell Ash AAScan-1 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (with graphite furnace)
  • Thermo Nicolet 380 FT-IR Spectrometer