Our newly refurbished labs are well equipped for synthetic and analytical techniques ranging from soft organic polymers to nanoparticles to highly sensitive organometallic species.
In addition to conventional synthetic laboratories, we have:
- glove-boxes for both air-sensitive sample storage and preparation
- Schlenk lines for the handling of highly reactive chemicals
- a CEM microwave reactor with autosampler for high-temperature microwave-assisted synthetic procedures
- high-velocity light-gas gun and impact laboratory.
Our solid state laboratories are equipped with eight ovens and ten furnaces with the capacity to reach 1600°C. The furnaces include three-zone and tube furnaces suitable for chemical vapour transport studies in various atmospheres.
We have also a brand-new NMR facility, which includes two 400 MHz machines. One of these is a Bruker Neo, the most up-to-date instrument on the market, which currently is installed in just three universities in the UK.