Chemistry Laboratory

The GSECARS Chemistry Lab has a full inventory of everything from beakers to flasks to pipettes to a large selection of laboratory equipment and chemicals. If your work requires specific lab instruments or supplies, please email us before your visit so that we can make sure we have what you need on-hand. Please email Joanne Stubbs (stubbs@cars.uchicago.edu ) or Nancy Lazarz (lazarz@cars.uchicago.edu).  

Chemistry Laboratory Equipment

Equipment Picture

Laminar Flow Hood
Clean Room Products, Model C-2002, Class 100                                                     

Glove Box  
Plas-Labs Glove Box, Model 855-AC/SP with a Coy Model 10 oxygen and hydrogen analyzer and a Coy unheated catalyst box. Gases available 1) H4% / N96% 2) Nitrogen 3) Argon.
Reservations for Glove Box suggested.                                                            

Plas-Labs Model 855 Spec Sheet.

Fume Hood
Kewaunee Scientific Corp, Air Flow II, average velocity 100fpm @ 16"                                                               

Denver Instrument pH Meter 
Model 215, Orion Ross pH electrode                                

Operation Manual.

Cole Parmer Stable Temperature Oven
Temperature range 35-220 deg C, chamber size 10"x12" deep, vacuum pump available.    

Spec Sheet.

Corning Heater - Stirrer  Hot Plate
Model PC-420 D, 5"x7" pyroceram top plate, regulates temperatures up to 550 deg C while stirring at speeds up to 1150 rpm.                     

Instruction Manual.

Fisher Scientific StereoMaster Microscope
Basic stereo microscope for routine macro work, Cat # 12-562-1, binocular body, 7X to 45X, dual halogen lamps, eyepiece: 10X wide filed, Schott-Fostec light source.            

Leica Microscope,MZ6 
6.3:1  zoom, ocular : 40X / 6B with reticule, objective 1X, Schott Ace fiber optic light source.                                        

User Manual.

Schott Ace Fiber Optic Light Source
Model 20500, 150W cold light source, fully illuminate active bundle diameters up to 16mm.                       

Leica MZ16 Stereo Microscope with Sony Digital Camera  Ocular: 25X / 9.5B

Microscope User Manual.

Cole Parmer Ultra-Sonic Cleaner 
Heater and digital timer, Model 8895-16, capacity 1 gal, tank dimension : 9.5"L x 5.5"W x 6"H. Adjustable heater sets tank temperatures from 34 to 156 degF.                          

Spec Sheet.

Thermolyne Cimarec Magnetic Stirrer
Model 1508, ceramic top 4" x 4", stirring speed 100 - 1000 rpm.                      

LabNet Low Speed Centrifuge                          Hermle Z200A

Instruction Manual.

Mettler-Toledo Balance                                            Model PG203-S, max 210gm, d=.001gm

Operating Instructions.

Scientech Balance                                                     Model SM50, max 50gm, d=.00001gm

Scientech Balance General Brochure.

Nikon Eclipse E600 Microscope

Instruction Manual.

Velp Scientific Vortex Wizard Mixer

Instruction Manual.

ECL-410 Light Curing System
UV spot curing system, 75W halogen lamp.                                       

 

Direct-Q Millipore Water System
Direct-Q 3 System,Delivers both pure and ultrapure water directly from tap, resistivity 18.2 MΩ·cm at 25 °C, production flow rate 3 L/h @ 15 °C +/- 15 %, <1 particulate/mL, bacteria <0.1 cfu/mL, reservoir 6L

Direct-Q Water Purification Systems Information

Refrigerator / Freezer
Dry ice is also available upon request, usually 24 hr notice is required. Contact N Lazarz, lazarz@cars.uchicago.edu
Tomy ES-315 Portable Vertical Autoclave
Operating temperature range 105-132 degC, operating pressure range 0-186kPa, temp control is digital, heat source 2.0kW electric heater, dimensions φ325 x 740mm. This equipment does not belong to GSECARS but can be borrowed with advance notice. Contact N. Lazarz, lazarz@cars.uchicago.edu