Facilities for students
Instrumentation and Specialist Facilities
Small instruments include FTIR spectrometers, UV-Vis spectrometers and gas chromatographs. Major specialised items include high-field NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, an atomic force microscope, holographic microscopes and an X-ray diffractometer. Experience of operating instruments like these is an important part of your training as a chemist.
Our large teaching lab can accommodate the whole year-group in a single session. It is a spacious, well-equipped facility with modern fume hoods, specialist glassware and an instrument room containing a variety of spectrometers. We have many additional research-specific labs with state-of-the-art facilities which you can use as part of your third/fourth year project. The research and undergraduate labs are equipped with the very latest analytical, specialist handling plus automated reaction and purification equipment.
The School of Chemistry has a dedicated open access computer suite containing all-new PCs, which are linked to the central server and powerful mainframe computer. An enormous range of software is accessible, including graphical analysis tools and specialised chemistry programs such as ChemDraw, Spartan and ACD labs. We also have lots of social and study spaces.