Department of Chemistry


Chemistry Department has several teaching and research labs. The research labs include research areas of different categories.

Instruments include:

• Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Analysis: 

Technique for determining the structure of organic compounds, natural products, complex synthetic molecules and inorganic compounds.
  This instrument is suitable for:
   Direct observation of 1H, 13C, 15N ,1 9F and 31P.(1-D NMR)
 2-D NMR technique to map out the connectivity of the atoms (COSY, DEPT, APT,  HMQC ,HMBC,…etc).
  Instrument model: Bruker 400MHz.

• Elemental Analysis:
Fully automatic instrument for the most exacting determination of C%,H%,N% and S% ,in variety applications such as pure organic samples,organometalic and olymers.
Instrument model: EA3000 Euro Vector.

• Thermal Analysis:
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermal Gravimetry (TG)
It is a technique used to measure thermal properties of polymers like melting points, enthalpies of melting, the glass transition temperature, crystallisation temperature,  degradation temperature, mass loss% and onset temperature.
Instrument model:  NETZCH STA 409 PC
• FTIR (characterization of organic and inorganic compounds)
• Atomic Absorption spectrophotomer (analysis of metal ions)
• Uv-vis spectrophotometers (used for both teaching and research to analyze absorbing species)
• HPLC (chromatographic separation and analysis)
• GC (chromatographic separation and analysis)
• Diode-Array spectrophometer (analysis, thermodynamic and kinetic studies of uv-vis absorbing species)
• Stopped-Flow spectrophotometer (measuring the rates of reactions)
• Potentiostat (electrochemical analysis)
• Magnetic Susceptibility balance (measuring the magnetic moments of paramagnetic species)
• Automated Soil phase extractant (detection of trace levels of pollutants)
• Water bath circulators (controlling the temperature)
• Other simple instruments used for teaching and research like shakers, auto-titrator, conductivity meters, etc...)

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