Shapiro Center

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Department Facilities

 

X-Ray Structure Determination Facility

The X-Ray Structure Determination Facility is well-equipped to study "small molecules," and consists of a Nonius CAD-4 linear diffractometer  and a Bruker-Nonius Kappa Apex II CCD instrument, equipped with Mo and Cu radiation sources. 

The Kappa Apex II CCD machine, acquired recently with NSF funding, is a workhorse, ultimate state-of-the-art instrument that serves faculty and students at Brandeis and nearby institutions. The instrument can collect data at temperatures between 90 and 500K, and is capable of establishing stereochemistry, absolute configuration, composition, phase transitions as well as fine details of crystal and molecular structure for organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds.

All inquiries should be directed to Prof. Bruce M. Foxman. Upon request, details of crystal mounting requirements or service and other issues will be sent to you by email. For additional information, visit the x-ray web site.

BrUNMR

The Brandeis University Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (BrUNMR) is open to all members of the Brandeis research community who require solution state NMR for their work. It is comprised of four well-equipped spectrometers ranging in magnetic fields from 400 to 800 MHz.
  • Varian Inova 400 is primarily used by the chemistry department as a walk-up instrument for small molecule analysis.
  • Varian Inova 500 and 600 are heavily used by the chemistry and biochemistry departments for multidimensional structural and dynamic studies of biomolecules.
  • Bruker Avance 800 (located in the Landsman Research Facility) is a state-of-the-art regional facility instrument available to all NIH-funded researchers. 

Instrumentation

Other instrumentation available, in the department facility and in individual faculty members' laboratories, includes ESR, solid-state NMR, CD, Fluorescence Spectrometer, mass and GC/mass spectrometers, and computerized UV-visible and a Fourier-Transform IR spectrometers. Controlled atmosphere dry boxes, continuous flow stirred tank reactors, gas and liquid chromatography equipment, and a variety of laser sources are available to students. 

Machine Shop

The Machine Shop is available for custom fabrication work. The shop is located in Kalman Room 3 and is operated by Frank Mello. All projects should be discussed with Frank to decide their feasibility. If it is a project that Frank can accomplish, a Lab Supply requisition needs to be filled out, assigned a chargeline, signed by the PI and turned into the chemistry office for processing.