Instrumentation and Resources Employed by the Department of Chemistry


  • Inductively Coupled Plasma — Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP-AES)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers (UV-VIS)
  • Spectrofluorophotometer
  • 300 MHz High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
  • Raman Spectrophotometer
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FT-IR)


  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Flash Chromatography


  • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (UPLC-MS)


  • Glove Box
  • Digital Polarimeter
  • Femtosecond Pulse Laser
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Solution Calorimeter
  • Tensiometer

Biotechnology Instruments

  • Sorvall ultracentrifuge
  • Refrigerated microcentrifuges
  • Temperature control water circulators
  • Electroporator
  • Microplate reader
  • PCR and quantitative PCR machines 
  • Minus 80°C freezer 
  • Digital-photo-equipped UV transilluminator 
  • Shaker platform incubator 

Shields Science Center

Studying chemistry at Stonehill puts students in a $34 million, 89,000-square-foot state-of-the-art science center and has them working with accomplished faculty using equipment normally available only to graduate students.

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