Wish List Items

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Anasazi 90-MHz FT-NMR
Thanks to a grant from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation, the department now has a NMR instrument.
1. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, Anasazi 90-MHz FT-NMR, $150,000
Incorporation of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy into the Chemistry and Biochemistry Curriculum
  • Strengthen the overall chemistry and biochemistry curriculum
    • Use NMR techniques in laboratories for general chemistry, organic chemistry, undergraduate research, and upper level courses such as physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry.
  • Better prepare students for graduate works and employment in the sciences
    • Enhance our students' understanding of chemistry and the relatedness of each sub-discipline of chemistry. 

Varian 3900 GC

Thanks to donations from three OC science alumni, the department now has a new GC.

2. Gas Chromatograph, Varian 3900 GC, $25,000 each, need one

  • Gas Chromatograph (GC) for Teaching General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
    • While our current instrument, a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectroscope (GC/MS), is a valuable tool for learning the fundamentals of gas chromatography. 
    • Undergraduate students conducting research experiments also could use this simpler instrument.


Thanks to the Seminole OCWA chapter, the department now has a new observatory installed on the roof of the science building.

3. Observatory Pod

Beckman ultracentrifuge

Thanks to gifts for equipment, the ultracentrifuge was purchased jointly by the Chemistry & Physics and Biology Departments.

4.  Laboratory Preparative Ultracentrifuge, Beckman Coulter Optima L-100XP with 70Ti Rotor, $24,000

  • Incorporation into the Biochemistry courses and Undergraduate Research
    • Preparation of tissue fractions
    • Preparation of liver microsomal tissues for enzyme kinetic studies