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Research Facilities and Instrumentation


The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University has access to a wide range of state of the art instrumentation and resources.  Listed below are the instruments that are available to researchers in our department.  While many of the instruments are housed within our department, we have access to multiple instruments in the Department of Physics as well.


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Biochemical Characterization/Processing

Instrument Name Faculty Contact Instrument Location
ABI 2729 Thermal Cycler Walter CENT 417
Accusterilizer AS12 Autoclave Lewis CHEM 222
AFP Imaging X-ray Film Developer Lewis CHEM 219
Alpha Innotech Red Gel Documentation System Walter CENT 418
Beckman Avanti J-E Centrifuge Sun CHEM 330
Beckman Coulter DU730 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer Whitten CENT 408
Beckman Coulter J-26XPi high performance centrifuge with JA-25.50 and JA-25.15 fixed angle rotors Betancourt CENT 343
Beckman Coutler Allegra 6 Centrifuge Lewis CHEM 219
Beckman LS 60000IC Liquid Scintillation Counter Walter CENT 417E
Beckman Preparative Ultracentrifuge Maeder CENT 403
Biacore X Surface Plasmon Resonance David CENT 401
Bio-Rad Biologic Low Pressure Chromatography System Whitten CENT 408
Bio-rad iMARK micro plate reader Booth, R. CENT 401A
BioRad Model 680 Microplate Reader Lewis CHEM 222
BioRad Smart-Spec Plus UV-Vis Spectrometers (3) Lewis CHEM 222
Biotek Synergy H4 Hybrid reader, multimode plate reader Betancourt CENT 343
Bruker Autoflex MALDI/TOF/TOF Li CHEM 338
Dionex nano-LC interfaced with LCQ Li CHEM 306
Eppendorf 5804 Series Centrifuge Li CHEM 306
Ettan Spot Picker Walter CENT 418
Fluorimeter Watkins CENT 406
Genepix 4000B Scnr Walter CENT 418
Genetic Hybstation Walter CENT 417
Gilson High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs (2) Watkins CENT 406
Hermle Labnet Z383K Centrifuge Lewis CHEM 219
INNOVA 4300 Incu Shaker Walter CENT 418
Invitrogen Cubit 2.0 DNA/RNA Protein Fluorometer Lewis CHEM 219
Jasco J-710 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter Whitten CENT 408
Kodak ImageStation 440CF Lewis CHEM 219
Labconco FreeZone 4.5L benchtop freeze dryer Betancourt CENT 343
Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZS with Autotitrator Betancourt CENT 343
Micropipet Puller Walter CENT 417E
Millipore Milli-Q Integral 3 Water Purification System Whitten CENT 408
Motorized Micromanipulaters Walter CENT 417E
New Brunswick IC2500 Refrigerated Shaking Incubator Maeder CENT 403
Nikon Tetrad Dissection Microscope Maeder CENT 403
Oxycycler Oxy Profile Walter CENT 417E.1
Panasonic MDF U56VCPA Ultra Low Freezer Lewis CHEM 219
Phospho Imager Walter CENT 418
Retsch Ball Mill Maeder CENT 403
Savant Speed-Vac System Walter CENT 417
Server equipped with proteomics software for the LCQ (Discovery) and for the MALDI/TOF (Mascot) Rudzinski CHEM 338
SpectraMAX 190 Microplate Spectrophotometer Lewis CHEM 218
Stratagene UV Stratalinker 2400 DNA Crosslinking Station Lewis CHEM 219
TC100 Ultracentrifuge - Rotors Walter CENT 418
Thermo Scientific Max Q 5000 Incubator Shaker Whitten CENT 408
ThermoScientific Forma ClassII, A2 Biological Safety Cabinet Booth, R. CENT 401A
Transmission Electron Microscope Biology Dept. Supple
Trinocular Phase Contrast Microscope Lewis CHEM 219
Typhoon Wrk Stn Walter CENT 418
UVP Laboratory Products HB-1000 Hybridizer Incubator Lewis CHEM 219

Electrochemistry

Instrument Name Faculty Contact Instrument Location
4 Point Probe Conductivity Measurement Apparatus Physics Dept. Mitte
CH Instruments 430A Electrochemical Workstation with QCM Martin CHEM 344
CH Instruments 620B Electrochemical Workstation Ji CHEM 333
CH Instruments 660D Electrochemical Workstation Hudnall CENT 347
Gamry PCI4/750 potentiostat/galvanostat Martin CHEM 344
Gamry Reference 600 Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA with Quartz Crystal Microbalance Irvin CENT 342
Pine Biopotentiostat Martin CHEM 344
Pine Bipotentiostat Irvin CENT 342
Pine WaveNow Potentiostats (2) Irvin CENT 342
Stanford Research Systems Quartz Crystal Microbalance QCM 200 Irvin CENT 342

Macromolecular Characterization/Processing

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Instrument Name Faculty Contact Instrument Location
110 Ton LS Injection Molder with Film Take Off Adapter Beall STAR
4 Point Probe Conductivity Measurement Apparatus Physics Dept. Mitte
Atomic Force Microscope Physics Dept. Mitte
Beckman Avanti J-E Centrifuge Sun CHEM 330
Beckman Coulter J-26XPi high performance centrifuge with JA-25.50 and JA-25.15 fixed angle rotors Betancourt CENT 343
Beckman Coutler Allegra 6 Centrifuge Lewis CHEM 219
Bruker Autoflex MALDI/TOF/TOF Li CHEM 338
Bruker D8 Focus Powder X-Ray Diffractometer with Sol-X Solid State Detector Martin CHEM 322
Carver heated platen press Beall CENT 341
Contact Angle Meter Beall CENT 341
Cumberland Grinder Beall TECH 6
Dionex nano-LC interfaced with LCQ Li CHEM 306
Eppendorf 5804 Series Centrifuge Li CHEM 306
Eurolab Twin Screw Extruder Beall STAR
Fisher Sonicating Horn Irvin CENT 342
Gaertner LSE Ellipsometer Brittain CHEM 240
Gardner Dart Impact Beall CENT 341
Haake Torque Rheometer with mixing head and extruder (single & counter twin screw) Beall CENT 341
Hermle Labnet Z383K Centrifuge Lewis CHEM 219
Injection Molder Beall CENT 341
Instron Tensile Tester Sun CHEM 330
LS Injection Molder Sun TECH 6
Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZS with Autotitrator Betancourt CENT 343
Mass Loss Calorimeter Beall CENT 341
Mocon Gas Permeation Measurement Stations (6)Beall CENT 341
Molecular Beam Epitaxy System equipped with STEM and XPS Physics Dept. Mitte
NanoSight Brownian Motion Microscope Beall CENT 341
Notched Izod Impact Beall CENT 341
Rame Hart Model 200-F1 Goniometer Brittain CHEM 240
Scanning Electron Microscopes Physics Dept. Mitte
Server equipped with proteomics software for the LCQ (Discovery) and for the MALDI/TOF (Mascot) Rudzinski CHEM 338
Simulated Solid Rocket Motor Beall TECH 6
Sonicating horn Feakes CENT 341
TA Q200 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) Beall CHEM 322
TA Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) Beall CHEM 322
TA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyzer (DMTA) Beall CHEM 322
Tensile Tester, MTS/Sintech Model 1/D Beall CENT 341
Thermo Scientific Haake MiniJet II, MiniLab II Beall CHEM 322
Transmission Electron Microscope Biology Dept. Supple
Viscotec GPC with RI Detector (THF) Brittain CHEM 240
Viscotec GPC with triple detector Booth, C. CHEM 325
Waters Gel Permeation Chromatograph Beall CENT 341

Separations

Instrument Name Faculty Contact Instrument Location
Agilent Technologies 1120 Compact HPLC Ji CHEM 333
Agilent Technologies Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer equipped with FID and ECD (GC/MS) Ji CHEM 333
Bio-Rad Biologic Low Pressure Chromatography System Whitten CENT 408
Dionex nano-LC interfaced with LCQ Li CHEM 306
Finnegan LCQ Classic Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer Li CHEM 306
Gilson High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs (2) Watkins CENT 406
IT Solvent Purification System Hudnall CENT 347
Millipore Milli-Q Integral 3 Water Purification System Whitten CENT 408
PureSolv MD7 Solvent Purification System Kornienko CHEM 323
Varian 3300 Gas Chromatograph Rudzinski CHEM 221
Varian Gas Chromatograph Brittain CHEM 240
Vernier Mini GC Plus Gas Chromatographs (2) Dorsey CHEM 229
Viscotec GPC with RI Detector (THF) Brittain CHEM 240
Viscotec GPC with triple detector Booth, C. CHEM 325
Waters Gel Permeation Chromatograph Beall CENT 341
Waters Synapt G2 UPLC Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometer Li/Kornienko CHEM 318

Spectroscopy/Spectrometry/Microscopy

Instrument Name Faculty Contact Instrument Location
4 Point Probe Conductivity Measurement Apparatus Physics Dept. Mitte
Agilent Technologies Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer equipped with FID and ECD (GC/MS) Ji CHEM 333
AMG EVOS FL digital LED-based transmission and fluorescence microscope Betancourt CENT 343
Atomic Force Microscope Physics Dept. Mitte
Beckman Coulter DU730 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer Whitten CENT 408
Beckman DU 7400 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer CHEM 328
Biacore X Surface Plasmon Resonance David CENT 401
BioRad Model 680 Microplate Reader Lewis CHEM 222
BioRad Smart-Spec Plus UV-Vis Spectrometers (3) Lewis CHEM 222
Bruker Autoflex MALDI/TOF/TOF Li CHEM 338
Bruker Avance 400 MHz FT NMR Dorsey/Hudnall CHEM 337
Bruker D8 Focus Powder X-Ray Diffractometer with Sol-X Solid State Detector Martin CHEM 322
Bruker Tensor 27 FTIR with ATR and DRIFT Brittain CHEM 240
Fluorimeter Watkins CENT 406
Gaertner LSE Ellipsometer Brittain CHEM 240
High vacuum molecular beam laser spectroscopy instrumentation Easter CHEM 103
Infrared Microscope Physics Dept. Mitte
Invitrogen Cubit 2.0 DNA/RNA Protein Fluorometer Lewis CHEM 219
Jasco J-710 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter Whitten CENT 408
Molecular Beam Epitaxy System equipped with STEM and XPS Physics Dept. Mitte
Nikon Tetrad Dissection Microscope Maeder CENT 403
Ocean Optics USB400 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Brittain CHEM 240
Ocean Optics USB400 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer with fiber-optic dip probe Ji CHEM 333
Perkin Elmer Model 2280 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Rudzinski CHEM 226
Perkin-Elmer Spectrum One FT Infrared Spectrophotometer Martin CHEM 221
Raman Spectrophotometer Physics Dept. Mitte
Rigaku SCX-Mini Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer Martin CHEM 322
Scanning Electron Microscopes Physics Dept. Mitte
SpectraMAX 190 Microplate Spectrophotometer Lewis CHEM 218
Thermo Scientific, Nicolet iS5 FT-IR Spectrometer Dorsey CHEM 229
Transmission Electron Microscope Biology Dept. Supple
Trinocular Phase Contrast Microscope Lewis CHEM 219
Varian Cary 100 Bio UV-Visible Spectrophotometer with CA-30 Diffuse Reflectance Integrating Sphere Accessory and Peltier Temperature Controlled Cell Holder Martin CHEM 221
Waters Synapt G2 UPLC Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometer Li/Kornienko CHEM 318

Other

Instrument Name Faculty Contact Instrument Location
2 liter Parr Pressure Reactor and Controller Beall CENT 341
–20 °C Freezer Rudzinski CHEM 338
ISCO Model 260D and Model 100DM Supercritical Fluid pumps with a Series D pump controller Beall CENT 341
MBraun glove box Martin CHEM 344
MBraun Unilab Glove Box Irvin CENT 342
Nuaire Glacier (-86 °C) freezer, 17.1 cu. ft. Betancourt CENT 343
Parallel Quantum Solutions 32-Core 64-bit QuantumCube Brittain/Hudnall CHEM 118
Supercritical Fluid Reactors Beall CENT 341
TA Q200 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) Beall CHEM 322
TA Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) Beall CHEM 322
TA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyzer (DMTA) Beall CHEM 322
Vacuum Atmospheres Glove Box Irvin CENT 342
Vacuum Atmospheres Omni-Lab Glove Box System Hudnall CENT 347
VWR Critical Storage (-25 °C) Undercounter Laboratory Freezer, 5.4 cu. Ft Betancourt CENT 343