At Wheaton, we believe that students should learn both the practical applications and theoretical basis of instrumentation. That's why all chemistry majors are provided with the opportunity to gain practical experience in all major analytical techniques and research equipment.

The Wheaton College Chemistry Department is pleased to make the following instrumentation available to our students.


  • NMR: Bruker Avance III 400 MHz 
  • Benchtop NMR (2): Nanalysis NMReady (60 MHz)
  • Scanning Fluorescence Microplate Reader: BioTek Cytation 5
  • Spectrofluorometers: Horiba Fluorolog-3 (w/ TCSPC)
  • GC-Mass Spectrometer: Agilent High Efficiency Source GC/MS 5977B (with FID, ECD, and EI-MS detectors)
  • X-ray Diffraction: Rigaku MiniFlex 600
  • High-resolution UV-Visible: Shimadzu UV-2450
  • UV-Vis (25): 3 HP Diode Array, 2 Varian Cary 50 Bio, 20 OceanOptics USB
  • InfraRed (2): PerkinElmer Spectrum 100 FTIR, Spectrum Two
  • Atomic Absorption (2): PerkinElmer AAnalyst 800, Varian SpectrAA-10



  • Gas Chromatography (2): Shimadzu GC-2010 (dual column with TCD detectors)
  • HPLC (2): HP 1050 with fluorescence detection, Waters Breeze HPLC with fluorescence
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Centrifuge: Fisher/Eppendorf
  • Column Chromatography (4): BioRad BioLogic LP Low Pressure System 


Single Molecule Detection and Physical Characterizations

  • Confocal Fluorescence Microscope (2): with Zeiss Axiotech Vatrio microscope, PerkinElmer avalanche photodiode
  • Inverted Microscope (w/AFM and Andor CCD detector): Nikon Eclipse Ti
  • Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting lifetime equipment: PicoQuant Picoharp 3000
  • Port-a-Patch Screening Station: Nanion Tech
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Mini-Trough: Biolin Scientific
  • Ellipsometer: Beaglehold Light Picometer
  • Atomic Force Microscope (2): Veeco Bioscan Catalyst, Veeco diCaliber



  • Dedicated electronics lab/workshop
  • 1 GHz Oscilloscope: LeCroy Waverunner 6100A
  • Potentiostat: EG&G 273A



  • 50MHz, 4 ps, amplified Nd:VO4: RPMC/Lumera Rapid
  • Spectra-Physics Argon Ion Laser
  • 5W Argon Ion: SpectraPhysics Beamlok 2060
  • Argon Ion, air-cooled: Melles Griot Series 532



  • Standard Lab Incubator
  • Incubator Shaker: New Brunswick C24
  • Thermal Cycler: BioRad/Eppendorf MasterCycler Gradient
  • Electrophoresis (6): Novex XCell II Mini-Cell



  • GloveBox: MBraun Academic Labstar
  • Microwave Reactor: CEM MARS 5 Synthesis
  • Rotary Evaporators (9): Buchi or Heidolph
  • Dedicated nitrogen lines to all synthetic fume hoods