Analytical instruments available for use

There are a number of instruments in the Department of Chemistry available for students and colleagues in other departments to use.

There is usually a fee associated with use to cover running costs and consumables.

Samples will usually need to be submitted for analysis by a suitably experienced technician, but in some circumstances the student/colleague will be able to do the work themselves.

Please contact Dr Daniel Driscoll for further information.


  • Bruker 300MHz NMR spectrometer
  • Bruker 500MHz NMR spectrometer

X-Ray Diffraction

  • PANalytical X’Pert Pro X-ray diffractometer
  • PANalytical X’Pert Powder X-ray diffractometer
  • Philips 1830 X-ray diffractometer

Spectroscopy and Elemental Analysis

  • Applied Photophysics Chirascan (Circular dichroism)
  • Agilent Cary600 FTIR
  • Perkin Elmer System2000 FTIR
  • Perkin Elmer System2000 Raman FTIR
  • Perkin Elmer LS50B fluorimeter
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 750 UV-vis
  • BioChrom Libra UV-vis
  • Jasco Polarimeter
  • Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 400 FAAS
  • Agilent200 series FAAS / GFAAS
  • Agilent 7700 ICPMS
  • Exeter Analytical CHN analyser


  • Agilent 7890a-5975c GCMS
  • ThermoQuest Finnigan Voyager GCMS
  • Micromass GCT classic Time-of-Flight MS
  • HP 5890 GC (electron capture detector / nitrogen-phosphorus detector)
  • Agilent 6890n GC (Flame ionisation detector)
  • CSi 200 series GC (FID) x 2
  • ThermoFinnigan Surveyor HPLC (UV-vis / RI)
  • Varian 920-LC HPLC (UV-vis)
  • Varian 920-LC HPLC (UV-vis, ELSD)
  • Varian Polaris HPLC (UV-vis)
  • Dionex ICS5000 ion chromatograph


  • Linseis dilatometer
  • ESS ecosys-ρ Residual Gas Analyser

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