Research Facilities @ Department of Chemical Sciences

In addition to the below departmental facilities, Institute level facilities are also accessible under the Central Advanced Instrumentation Facility (CAIF)

Instrument Description
700 MHz NMR Spectrometer

400 MHz FT-NMR
Bruker AVANCE NEO Ascend 400
  • Advanced console, shielded superconducting magnet for multi-dimensional NMR experiments
  • Extensive support for patented and non-patented pulse sequences
  • Real-time (online) reaction monitoring
  • The spectrometer should be ready for installing and operating automatic sample changer.
  • Automatic sample changer.
  • Dual probe and iProbe
DLS based Nano Particle and Protein Characterization System
Anton Paar & Litesizer™ 500
  • Light source: Laser (40 mW), 658 nm.
  • Measurement angles: 15°, 90°, 175°.
  • Measuring range: 0.3 nm – 10 μm (particle diameter).
  • Temperature control range: 0°C-90°C (±0.1).
  • Range for molecular weight determination: ~ 500 Dalton to 2 x 107 Dalton or better.
  • Measuring range (Zeta potential): -600 to +600 mV.
  • Connected with autotitrator controllable by software for accessing of size, zeta potential as a function of pH (range 2-13).
Digital Polarimeter

  • Description: A polarimeter is a scientific instrument used to measure the angle
    of rotation caused by passing polarized light through an optically active substance.
    The Rudolph Autopol II comes with two built-in wavelengths that are selectable via the touch screen: 589nm and 546nm
  • Measuring modes: Optical Rotation, Specific Rotation, Specific Rotation Plus
    Concentration, User Defined Scale, Sugar Degrees, °Z(ISS).
  • Resolution: 0.01° Arc Optical Rotation, 0.01% Concentration, 0.01 Specific Rotation.
  • Accuracy: 0.01° Arc Optical Rotation, 0.03°Z (ISS) Sugar Degrees.
  • Prism: Glen Thompson Calcite.
  • Measurable wavelengths: 365nm, 405nm, 436nm, 578nm, and 633nm wavelengths.
    (A total of 2-4 wavelengths may be ordered initially or as needed).
  • Measuring range: ± 89° Arc Optical Rotation, ± 999.99° Arc Specific Rotation, 0-99.9%
    Concentration. User interface: touch screen.
Gel Permeation Chromatographic System
Waters, Water Breeze QS HPLC System
  • Dual detector: UV and refractive index (RI).
  • System is connected with a binary pump (Waters 1525 binary HPLC pump).
  • Different columns suitable for use of water and tetrahydrofuran as solvents.
  • Column heater temperature range: 30 to 85°C.
  • Separation of Molecular weight range: 10 kDa to 400 kDa.
  • Calibration can be done with polystyrene standards.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Prominence Binary System
SHIMADZU, Prominence Binary
  • It can hold up to 10mm ID columns.
  • The individual Pump flow rate: 0.001 ml to 10.0 ml with max.
  • Operating Pressure: 5500psi or 400 Kgf/cm2
  • Temperature regulation from below ambient 10 ̊C to 85 ̊C.
  • System concentration accuracy: ± 0.5% max.
  • Injection volume range-0.1µl to 100µl, Sample carryover-0.005% sampler cooler with Dehumidifying function 4°C to 40°C.
  • Injection volume precision- RSD 0.3%
Karl Fischer Titrator
  • Karl Fischer titration is a widely used analytical method for quantifying
    water content in a variety of products. The fundamental principle behind it is
    based on the Bunsen Reaction between iodine and sulfur dioxide in an aqueous medium.
Mbraun Solvent Purification System
Milliq Water Purification System
FS5, Edinburgh Instruments
Fluorolog, Horiba
LifeSpec II, Edinburgh Instruments
    UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
    Vacuum Oven
    Electrochemical Workstation
    (CH Instrument)
    High Resolution Mass Spectrometer (HRMS)
    Xevo G2-XS QTof Quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer Waters

    Elemental Analyzer for automatic determination of CHNSO
    Elementar, UNICUBE