Success for the School of Chemistry in the EPSRC ‘Core Capability for Chemistry Research’ Initiative

The School has secured funds totalling around £1.5M with contributions from EPSRC and EPS faculty to upgrade and enhance our  analytical  equipment supporting innovative research programmes.

The School of Chemistry has been awarded a core capability grant

The School has secured funds totalling around £1.5M with contributions from EPSRC and EPS faculty to upgrade and enhance our  analytical  equipment supporting innovative research programmes.

A new X-ray analysis instrument (Agilent SuperNova with Mova source and Eos detector) has already been installed and is revolutionising our capability by combining  ease of use and end-user accessibility with ultra fast processing and data analysis.

New NMR equipment has been ordered from Bruker featuring the latest cooled, high sensitivity probes coupled to two new spectrometers operating at 500 MHz and 400 MHz. In addition, the 400 MHz spectrometer in the Centre for Radiochemical Research facility is being upgraded. Installation will commence in August. The role of these new spectrometers is to combine the latest state-of-the art hardware and software with automation to make the techniques available “hands-on” to a wide range of staff and students.

A versatile, new LC-MS spectrometer, from Waters, with an SQ2 detector and Aquity liquid chromatograph is currently being installed in the Mass Spectrometry suite. It will provide a front-line  atmospheric pressure  ionisation services targeted at synthetic chemists requiring fast and reliable MS data for reaction  product confirmation. 

An upgraded DI(Digital Instruments) AFM to the newest and best performing MultiMode® 8  instrument supplied by Bruker has provided the School with the ability to topographically map surfaces down to the atomic scale.

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