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Chemistry Facilities

A wide range of Chemistry facilities and services are available at the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Well-resourced research laboratories

You will benefit from our well-resourced research laboratories and synthetic chemistry teaching laboratories. Other facilities include:

  • physical chemistry laboratory
  • mechanical, glassblowing and electronic workshops, staffed by highly trained technicians
  • facilities for the synthesis and characterisation of novel materials
  • extensive computational resources for molecular modelling and dynamics
  • a centralised Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility which includes 200, 300 and 500 MHz spectrometers

Mass spectrometry equipment and consultancy

We offer you access to a wide range of mass spectrometry (MS) equipment and consultancy services for research. We offer a wide array of equipment for molecule analysis of biological, chemical and environmental samples.

Chemical analytical services

You will also have access to the Chemical Analytical Services Unit. This offers elemental analysis of compounds; GC-MS and mass spectrometer with EI, FAB, CI; and electrospray ionisation capabilities.

X-ray crystallography facilities

We also have exceptional x-ray crystallographic facilities. These include a CCD area detector diffractometer and low-temperature facilities. They allow for rapid determination of the structure of crystalline compounds.

Individual research groups are well-equipped with modern spectroscopic techniques for both kinetic and analytical functions.