Structural Chemistry Core Facility

Access or consultation: Dr. Vladimir Ermolenkov, 591-8890 or

Structural Chemistry Core is a shared research facility in Life Sciences Research Building providing modern instrumentation and techniques in the fields of spectroscopy, spectrometry, calorimetry and related scientific areas to the faculty, staff and students of College of Arts and Sciences. The Core services are also available to other colleges of University at Albany, scientific institutions, and industry companies.

The Core facility is directed by Dr. Vladimir Ermolenkov. The Core director provides mandatory training of researchers and technical help in performing of all procedures if the director’s assistance is requested. The Core instruments are located on the first and second floors in the South Wing of Life Sciences Research Building.

The following instruments are available in the Core:

Fluorolog-3 fluorescence spectrometer for steady-state and lifetime measurements
The Fluorolog-3-22 spectrofluorometer is designed to measure emission and excitation spectra of fluorescence, kinetics of fluorescence, and lifetimes of excited states of molecules.
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Lambda-35 UV/Visible and Lambda-950 UV/Visible/Near IR spectrophotometers
Absorption spectroscopy has various applications. It is widely used to study the structure of matter.
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Spectrum-100 ; FT-IR spectrometer
Infrared spectroscopy studies the interaction of infrared radiation with matter.
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JASCO-815 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter
Jasco-815 spectropolarimeter (Jasco, Inc) is used for CD measurements in liquids in the spectral range of 190 – 900 nm and CD full scale of up to 2000 mdeg.
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Raman Microscope
InVia Raman microscope (Renishaw, Inc) can be used for obtaining Raman spectra of various liquid, gelatinous, solid, and powder samples.
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Isothermal Titration Calorimeter
Isothermal titration calorimetry is a technique which is used for measuring the energetics of biochemical reactions or molecular interactions at constant temperature.
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Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument
DynaPro Titan is a dynamic light scattering (DLS) instrument that can be used for a broad range of applications requiring both accuracy and high sensitivity.
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MB-SPS Solvent Purification System
The solvent Purification System removes oxygen and moisture from organic solvents.
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Cary 300 UV/Visible Absorption Spectrophotometer
The Cary 300 is a UV-visible spectrophotometer working in a spectral range of 190 – 900 nm with a large photometric range of up to 6 absorbance units.
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Additional Equipment:
Agilent G6530BA Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer
SFM-400 stopped-flow instrument