Southeast Missouri State University

Facilities and Chemical Instrumentation

Practical Labs and Facilities:

  • NEW Forensic chemistry teaching laboratories
  • General chemistry teaching laboratories 
  • Organic chemistry teaching laboratory 
  • Analytical chemistry teaching laboratory 
  • Physical chemistry teaching laboratory 
  • Student computer lab 
  • Research laboratories
  • Instrumentation laboratories 
  • Glass blowing laboratory
  • Chemical and equipment stockroom

Gas Chromatographs:

  • Thermo-Electron Trace PolarisQ tandem gas chromatograph-ion trap mass spectrometer (GC-MS) 
  • 2 Shimadzu GC-8A gas chromatographs (GC) w/thermal conductivity detectors (TCD) 
  • Perkin-Elmer Autosystem gas chromatograph (GC) w/ flame ionization detector (FID) 
  • Perkin-Elmer Sigma 2B gas chromatograph (GC) w/ flame ionization detector (FID) 

Fourier Tranform Infrared spectrophotometers:

  • Thermo-Nicolet Nexus 670 FTIR ESP Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer w/ Smart Orbit attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory 
  • Perkin-Elmer Spectrum 1000 Fourier transform infrared spectrometer w/ Miracle attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer:

  • Bruker DPX 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR) 

X-Ray diffractometer:

  • Nonius KappaCCD single-crystal x-ray diffractometer (XRD) 

Liquid Chromatographs:

  • 2 Perkin-Elmer Series 410 high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) pumping systems w/ Perkin-Elmer Tridet UV/fluorescence/conductivity and Kratos Spectroflow 783 programmable absorbance detectors 
  • Shimadzu HIC-6A Ion Chromatograph 

UV/Vis Spectrophotometers:

  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda EZ201 ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer 
  • Beckman DU7400 ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer 
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda 3 ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer 
  • Turner Quantech Fluorometer 


  • Perkin Elmer LS55 spectrofluorimeter 

Atomic absorption and emission spectrometers:

  • Perkin-Elmer Optima 3000DV inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) [Magill Hall 206]
  • Perkin-Elmer 1100 atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) 


  • American Optical Forty microscope 
  • American Optical One Fifty microscope 
  • Nikon Labophot microscope 
  • Nikon Model 84628 microscope
  • Olympus BH-2 microscope 
  • Fryer Unitron Comparison Microscope w/video interface 
  • Olympus BX60 System microscope 

Electroanalytical instruments:

  • Rudolph Autopol IV automatic polarimeter 
  • BAS Rotating Disk Electrode RDE-2
  • CH Instruments Electrochemistry Workstation
  • BAS Controlled Growth Mercury Electrode (CGME)
  • BAS100 Electrochemical Analyzer 

Analytical balances:

  • Fischer Scientific accu 124 
  • Mettler AE163 
  • Mettler AE100 
  • 2 Ohaus Analytical plus balances
  • Sartorius analytic A120S 

Other equipment:

  • Labconco 50004 Controlled Atmosphere Glovebox modified for temperature, humidity, and light controlled latent fingerprint experiments 
  • Milestone Ethos Plus Microwave Laboratory Station
  • Parr 1266 Bomb Calorimeter 
  • Thermo-Electron Forma 1L HPR centrifuge 
  • American Optical Model 10450 Abbe refractometer